Zone Restricted Status (ZR)Posted on May 31, 2013
Foreign or domestic merchandise taken into the FTZ, under the rules and regulations of the controlling federal agency, for the sole purpose of exportation or destruction (except destruction of distilled spirits, wines, and fermented malt liquors), or storage pending exportation or destruction. Merchandise taken into an FTZ for the sole purpose of exportation, destruction (except destruction of distilled spirits, wines, and fermented malt liquors), or storage will be given zone-restricted status on proper application. That status may be requested at any time the merchandise is located in an FTZ, but cannot be abandoned once granted. Merchandise in zone-restricted status may not be removed to the Customs territory for domestic consumption except where the FTZB determines the return to be in the public interest.