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Nissan warns Sunderland plant ‘unsustainable’ over no-deal Brexit

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Nissan have warned that in the event of a no-deal Brexit operations at their Sunderland plant will be “unsustainable” and will not be able to remain committed to the UK.

In an interview with the BBC, Nissan’s global chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta warned they will not be able to stand by its commitment to the Sunderland plant if the UK left the EU without a trade deal, which enables tariff-free EU access.

Gupta said, “You know we are the number one carmaker in the UK and we want to continue. We are committed.

“Having said that, if we are not getting the current tariffs, it’s not our intention but the business will not be sustainable.

“That’s what everybody has to understand.”

Last week 7,000 workers at the Sunderland plant were told that the “Sunderland (remained) an important part of our plans for the European business.”




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