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Hottest foreign markets for 1997

This story appears in the January 1997 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Got a widget but aren't sure where to export it? Aside fromfinding out which tend to buy your type ofwidgets, you might also want to factor today's hottest globalmarkets into your decision. The Department of Commerce has labeledthese markets BEMs--or Big Emerging Markets.

Last month, we told you why the Chinese Economic Area (includingChina, and ), , the Association of SoutheastAsian Nations (ASEAN), and are hot spots for U.S.companies to target their exports to. Here are the other six--andwhy you should consider doing business in these ripe markets.

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