(a) In generalIf any property is imported into the United States in a transaction (directly or indirectly) between related persons (within the meaning of section 482), the amount of any costs—
which are taken into account in computing the basis or inventory cost of such property by the purchaser, and
shall not, for purposes of computing such basis or inventory cost for purposes of this chapter, be greater than the amount of such costs taken into account in computing such customs value.
(b) Customs value; importFor purposes of this section—
(1) Customs value
Except as provided in regulations, the term “import” means the entering, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption.