To get an impression about the cost magnitude in exporting a container to different countries, we can browse the survey site provided by the world bank (this URL). Based on the 2010 data, the 5 cheapest export destination countries are Singapore (450 USD), Malaysia (456 USD), China (500 USD), United Arab Emirates (521 USD), and Finland (540 USD) and the 5 (6 actually) most expensive export destinations are Chad (5902 USD), Central African Republic (5491 USD), Republic of Congo (3818 USD), Iraq (3550 USD), and Afghanistan & Nigeria (3545 USD). In addition, exporting a (20 TEU) container to my homeland (Indonesia) will cost you (approximately) 644 USD, exporting a container to US will cost you 1050 USD, to Holland 895 USD.
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Mmm.. Oyeah.. to get some practical (in complementary with the academic one :p) knowledge about the exporting formalities and commons, the website from the US http://export.gov/index.asp can be considered as a good starter. Okie.. have fun then.. ;)