Nov 18, 2020

Nissan warns on its UK future without a Brexit deal

With a Brexit deadline just days away, Britain's biggest car plant "Will not be sustainable" if there is no deal, Nissan has warned. Nissan said there must be agreement on a free-trade deal by next week if it is to be ratified in time for the end of the Brexit transition period. Nissan warned in June that the prospect of additional costs from tariffs and possible border delays threatens the viability of its UK business. Mr Gupta told the BBC the EU was the Sunderland factory's biggest customer and warned that Nissan's commitment could not be maintained if there was not tariff-free EU access. Nissan's Sunderland plant opened in 1986 and is scheduled to build Nissan's new hybrid Qashqai model, which will go on sale next year.

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