Canada began a trade embargo on Russian steel and aluminum, thus banning imports of these products. This was announced by the Ministry of Finance of Canada
“The import of all Russian aluminum products – such as unprocessed aluminum, aluminum sheets, as well as finished products, including containers and other household items – is prohibited from now on,” the message says. All primary Russian steel products, including cast iron and unalloyed steel, semi-finished and finished products, including pipes, were also banned.
“This ban will further limit Russia’s ability to generate the revenue it needs to finance its war against Ukraine. Canada, together with its partners and allies, will continue to hold Russia accountable,” the ministry emphasized.
Note that in 2021, Canada imported $45 million worth of aluminum from Russia, and $213 million worth of steel products.
“On Friday, the Government of Canada announced a ban on the import of Russian steel and aluminum within the framework of the sanctions regime for the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. Anti-Russian backlash,” the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, added on social networks.