I recently submitted our site to a search engine in Asia and they told me that although my information was important to Asia, it must have some reference on it to Asia. They suggested I make a page that addressed Asian customers and resubmit it. Well, I made a page called "PFA, FEP, PTFE for Asia" but it is almost identical to our home page (except it includes a form) because that is the information I need to give them. I wanted to do this for several countries because our industry is very small and product can be difficult to locate.
How can I submit these country pages to the foreign search engines without getting penalized by our US search engines for having duplicate pages?
Janine, the safest and probably most rewarding way to do this would be to translate the page. This should not only help avoiding problems with duplication, but help reaching out to your non english speaking audiences.
I would do it the same way all the search engines themselves deliver geographic specific content. Detect the IP address and deliver the home page that corresponds to the country associated with the IP.
U.S. search engines crawling from U.S. IP's will never see the Asian page.