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The US is considering a ban on aluminum purchases in Russia

The US is considering a ban on aluminum purchases in Russia

The United States is considering a ban on imports of Russian aluminum as part of tougher sanctions, Bloomberg correspondent Jennifer Jacobs said on Twitter, citing sources.


“The Biden administration is considering a total ban on Russian aluminum <…> in response to Russia’s military escalation in Ukraine,” she wrote.

According to the journalist, the supply of aluminum for a long time was excluded from the scope of sanctions because of their demand – from cars and skyscrapers to iPhones.


According to the data received, the United States is considering three options for closing the market for Russian aluminum: a direct ban on supplies, an increase in import duties to a prohibitive level, and the imposition of sanctions against the manufacturing company Rusal.


It is noted that the escalation of the conflict in the understanding of the American authorities is massive missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine, following the explosion on the Crimean bridge.