Negotiations between the UK and Canada on a post-Brexit trade deal have broken down after nearly two years, following a row over beef and cheese. / Canada has been pushing for the UK to relax a ban on hormone-treated beef, which its producers say in effect shuts them out of the British market.
David Bailey examines the potential impact of new ‘rules of origin’ requirements for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) under the Brexit trade deal, arguing that tariffs on UK-EU BEV trade would be self-defeating when both the UK and the EU are trying to encourage a switch to electric vehicles in order to reach net zero.
Brexit tariffs could close UK car factories 04/08/2023
One of the world’s biggest carmakers has warned it may be forced to close its UK factories if the government can’t renegotiate part of the Brexit deal with the EU.
Britain and the EU are holding negotiations over the issue but Brussels is expected to maintain a hardline until the autumn.
Failure to bolster the supply chains for electric cars, coupled with looming post-Brexit tariffs, could cost the UK’s car industry over £100bn in growth, a leading industry group has warned.
Ministers were warned of the dangers of the EU trade deadline two years ago. Now, up to 200,000 jobs and £11bn worth of UK car exports could be in jeopardy.
British car factories will be forced to close with the loss of thousands of jobs if the UK government does not renegotiate its Brexit deal immediately, automaker Stellantis has warned.
The UK is lobbying the EU over a Brexit trade deal deadline that carmakers have warned pose a threat to UK industry.
Stellantis, which also owns Citroen, Peugeot and Fiat and employs more than 5,000 people in the UK, says its UK investments were in the balance due to terms of Brexit trade deal.
Barclays PLC is planning to hire 200 new traders in Paris in a fresh blow to the Square Mile in the wake of Brexit.
Jaguar Land Rover joins Vauxhall maker Stellantis in criticising Brexit deal, piling pressure on Government 17/05/2023
The current Brexit deal is “unrealistic and counterproductive” for electric car manufacturing and needs to be changed, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has warned.
Carmaking giant urges UK government to renegotiate rules to avoid expensive tariffs.
British car factories could be forced to close if the UK does not renegotiate the current Brexit deal, according to one of the largest automakers in the country.
The boss of a major UK manufacturing firm has told the BBC he is considering moving investment to the US or Europe due to new subsidies offered there.
The UK is struggling to build a battery industry—and its new isolation isn't helping.
Electric car prices set to rise by 10% from 2024: Brexit trade tariff to make them more expensive and delay price parity with petrols and diesels 13/12/2022
Many electric vehicles made and sold in the UK and Europe are set to become more expensive from 2024, which will delay price parity with petrol and diesel cars, it has emerged.
Cars remain the UK’s No 1 export but volatile energy prices and the cost of complying with EU regulations post-Brexit are blunting the industry’s competitive advantage, the sector’s trade body has said.
Almost all car makers in the UK are having a hard time figuring out new trade rules post-Brexit, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said on Thursday, as it announced that UK car production rose for the first time in 18 months.
A £5 billion EU continuity trade deal with Mexico, hailed by Whitehall as an “Aztec Brexit Boost”, has become obsolete – after the EU signed a more generous and comprehensive deal between its 27 members states and Mexico.
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders cuts 2021 forecast after 35.5% year-on-year decline
An industry leader told MPs that the movement of parts is a ‘major challenge’.
Carmakers were hit by the impact of the coronavirus crisis and Brexit uncertainty for most of 2020 about, says SMMT.
UK car production falls to lowest level in 36 years amid Covid disruption and Brexit uncertainty 28/01/2021
UK factories made 920,928 vehicles last year compared to more than 1.7 million in 2016
UK firms face ‘significant barriers’ to doing business with EU and have less access than Canadian companies, in some cases.
Brexit deal means from 2024 batteries not containing 50% local materials face EU tariffs.