The Office of Technology Assessment (1991) has defined competitiveness as ". . . the degree to which a nation can, under free and fair market conditions, produce goods and services that meet the test of international markets while simultaneously maintaining or expanding the real incomes of its citizens." Asian competitiveness is examined within this framework, beginning with a look at the region's recent experience in exporting to the United States, followed by an examination of the internal economic impacts of Asia's growing share of the global market.