Non-privileged Foreign (NPF)

Status applies to merchandise of foreign origin. It can also apply to certain domestic merchandise which-by reason of non-compliance with FTZ regulations-has lost its Domestic status. Recoverable waste generated in a manufacturing process may also be granted Non-privileged Foreign status. Non-privileged Foreign status allows Zone users to pay duty based on the character, condition and quantity of the merchandise at the time it enters Customs territory.