AAM Statement: Biden Administration Counters Russian Aggression With New Round of Sanctions

Washington, D.C. – On the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Biden on Friday announced new sanctions against Russia and its allies, including tariffs on more than 100 Russian metals, minerals and chemical products, as well as other export controls.

Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul said:

“The United States must do everything possible to ensure that we are not inadvertently underwriting Russia’s unjustified invasion of Ukraine. But despite sanctions and other efforts targeting Russia’s economy, Russia continues to profit from metals exports, many of which are finding their way into the United States. Not only is this helping to fuel Russia’s brutal war effort and attacks on civilians, but it is undermining American workers and metals makers at the same time. We just cannot allow this to continue.

“President Biden made the correct move today by taking trade action on metals imports from Russia. American workers shouldn’t be competing against Russian metal imports that are providing funding to Russia’s war machine. We commend the Biden administration for countering Russian aggression and defending the interests of our industry and workers.”