Pentagon Seeks To Limit Use Of Steel Melted Abroad

Law360, New York (July 24, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense on Tuesday proposed adding further restrictions to a rule requiring it to use only specialty metals that were melted or produced in the U.S. when constructing aircraft, ships, tanks and weapons.

The proposed rule would narrow the definition of “produced” to no longer include “quenching or tempering of steel plate,” meaning the department would no longer be able to use steel that was melted in another country but quenched or tempered domestically.

The Pentagon said that it has defined “produced” flexibly...
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