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Exporting Aids

Exporting usually involves traveling abroad, translating documents, converting to the metric system, understanding export terms and other exercises not required for selling domestically. To help you make these adjustments, we have assembled a variety of aids. Conversions Between Metric and English Units is a calculator that will help you make the conversions.

For more information on this topic, see the links listed below of articles posted on related Web sites.

International Travel

  • Getting a Passport or Visa - American Passport Enterprise -- A nationally recognized, non-government, U.S. passport service. They work with the U.S. Passport Agency and foreign consulates to secure U.S. passports and visas in as little as 24 hours.
  • U.S. Department of State

Passport Services –  Provides information and services to American citizens about how to obtain, replace or change a passport.

Visa Services – Learn about different types of U.S. visas, the application process, and to better understand the requirements you need to meet to receive your visa.

Travel Warnings and Consular Information – What Are Travel Warnings, Consular Information Sheets and Public Announcements?

Traveling Abroad – Deals with issues of health, safety, emergencies, registration with embassies, etc.

Living Abroad – Links access information about living, studying and teaching abroad. 

  • World Calendar and Time Zones – Timeanddate.com -- Site has all the official holidays and celebrations for most countries in the world. Provides calculators to figure time zone differences.
  • Embassy & Consulate Resources – Embassy World -- Directory of world's embassies and consulates.
  • Business Travel Abroad – UNZCO.com -- It is highly recommended that company officials visit the countries to examine the markets where they are considering selling their products before any transaction occurs.


Exchange Rates

Exchange Rate Calculators

  • Exchanges Rate Conversion – Oanda.com -- A multi-lingual currency converter with up-to-date exchange rates provided from leading market data contributors and filtered for validity.
  • Currency Calculator – x-rates.com -- A calculator to compare the value of one currency to another.
  • On-line Currency Converter – Science made simple -- Converts the value to one currency to another.

Metric Conversions

  • Metric and Other Conversions – Online Conversion -- Convert just about anything to anything else. Over 5,000 units and 50,000 conversions.
  • Online Metric Converter – Sciencemadesimple.net -- Online conversion of a wide range of measurements.
  • Ag Calculator – Chicago Board of Trade -- Bushel to metric ton conversions.
  • Conversion Factors for Trade and Commerce – National Institute of Standards and Technology -- A comprehensive listing of conversions.
  • The Everyday Metric System – A listing of common metric conversations -- U.S. Metric Association.
  • Metric Symbols – U.S. Metric Association -- Commonly used metric system units, symbols and prefixes.
  • Area Calculator – Ropin’ the Web, Alberta Government -- Converts square inches to square centimeters, square feet to square meters, square yards to square meters, square miles to square kilometers, square acres to square hectares and vice-versa.
  • Capacity Calculator – Ropin’ the Web, Aberta Government -- Converts gallons to liters and vice-versa.
  • Length Calculator – Ropin’ the Web, Alberta Government -- Converts inches to centimeters, feet to meters, yards to meters, miles to kilometers and vice-versa.
  • Mass Calculator – Ropin’ the Web, Alberta Government -- Converts ounces to grams, pounds to kilograms and vice-versa.
  • Volume Calculator – Ropin’ the Web, Alberta Government -- Converts cubic inches to cubic centimeters, cubic yards to cubic meters, cubic feet to cubic meters and vice-versa.

 Links checked July 2014.



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