Canada bans imports of Russian aluminum and steel
On Friday, March 10, Canada announced a ban on imports of Russian steel and aluminum as part of the sanctions for Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine
This was reported on the website of the Government of Canada.
Canada has now banned imports of all Russian aluminum products: unwrought aluminum, aluminum sheets, and finished products including containers and other household items made from aluminum. The ban also includes all primary Russian steel products, including iron and non-alloy (carbon) steel, semi-finished, and finished products.
As noted by the Canadian government, this ban will further deny Russia the ability to generate the revenues it needs to pay for its war against Ukraine.
“Ukraine can and must win this war. We continue to do everything we can to cut off or limit the revenue used to fund Putin’s illegal and barbaric invasion of Ukraine. Canada, and our partners, have already sanctioned the Russian Central Bank and capped the price of Russian oil and gas. And now, we are ensuring Putin cannot pay for his war by selling aluminum and steel in Canada, in coordination with action taken by the United States today,” said Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
During a meeting in Canada on March 7, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau assured Kyiv of unwavering support for Ukraine.