cold-finished bar

cold-finished bar

A metal bar, brought to its final dimensions by cold-working, which results in improved surface finish and dimensional tolerance.
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The latest product exclusions include several different types of cold-finished bar, cold-rolled flat steel, wire, welded pipe and tube, hot-rolled bar and several other steel products.
They include:* 30% on imports of plate, hot-rolled sheet, cold-rolled sheet, coated sheet; tin mill products, hot-rolled bar and cold-finished bar;* 15% on imports of rebar (product used largely in construction), stainless steel bar, stainless steel rod and certain welded tubular products excluding oil-country tubular goods;* 13% on imports of carbon and alloy fittings and flanges;* 8% on stainless steel wire;* 30% on steel slab imports beyond 5.4 million short tons, a measure known as a tariff rate quota.US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick defended the decision, saying the measures were part of a package that includes restructuring of the domestic industry and international co-ordination to remove excess steel production capacity.
"Conventional 4032 has good wear resistance, but it could not be made in cold-finished bar, so we added elements in small amounts that allowed us to process it into cold-finished bar.