Minister Freeland bans imports of Russian aluminum and steel products | War in Ukraine
Canada's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland, is banning imports of steel and aluminum products to limit or cut off funding for the “illegal and barbaric invasion of Ukraine.” (File photo)
Canada bans Russian imports of aluminum products as well as steel products.
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland made the announcement Friday in a press release, presenting the measure as a way to cut off funding for the invasion of Ukraine.
Ukraine can win this war, and it must. We continue to do everything in our power to cut off or limit the sources of revenue that are used to finance the illegal and barbaric invasion of Ukraine orchestrated by Russia, said, in the press release of its announcement, that who is also Minister of Finance.
According to Ottawa, Canada imported from Russia in 2021 aluminum products worth $45 million and aluminum products. steel equivalent to 213 million.
Canada and its partners have already sanctioned the Russian Central Bank and capped the price of Russian oil and gas. And now we are making sure that Putin cannot finance his war by selling aluminum and steel to Canada, Ms. Freeland added.
The Products covered by the ban include raw aluminum and finished products, such as aluminum housewares, as well as steel products such as pipes, the Ministry of Finance listed. p>