Inputs to production -- including blueprints, designs, tools and dies, and development engineering --provided by an importer to a foreign manufacturer for use in " producing merchandise for purchase by the importer. The value of assists may be subject to import duties on grounds that they would have been reflected in the sale price if they had been obtained commercial by the foreign manufacturer.
value or items that an importer provides to its foreign supplier/manufacturer at a reduced rate or free of charge, directly or indirectly, that is used to produce the imported merchandise. The value of the merchandise must reflect this added value.
The value or item that an importer provides to its foreign supplier or manufacturer at a reduced rate or free of charge for the express purpose of producing imported merchandise. Examples of this may include tools, dies, or molds used to produce products. The value of the imported merchandise must reflect this added value.