The following 53 countries are currently eligible as entrants into the competition:
China, Russia, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, North Korea, South Korea, Guam, Taiwan.
Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.
American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, West Papua.
USA, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru.