Domestic Status MerchandisePosted on May 31, 2013
Merchandise of every description (except articles specifically and absolutely prohibited by statute) that has been (1) grown, produced or manufactured in the United States and not exported there from, or (2) previously imported into the U.S. Customs territory and properly released from Customs custody. For the purposes of return to the U.S. Customs territory from an FTZ and freedom from liability for the payment of duties or taxes, it includes only:
1) Domestic merchandise brought into the FTZ from the U.S. Customs territory for which the identity has been maintained, and
2) The product of manipulation or manufacture in the FTZ in which only domestic merchandise is used. It does not include the product of manipulation or manufacture in an FTZ in which foreign and domestic commodities are mixed or combined, or in which foreign merchandise is so changed in form or enhanced in value as to be considered a product made in the US (except that duties and taxes are payable only on the quantity of the foreign merchandise contained in the product).