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Brexit round-up – 05/06/20

Welcome to this, our latest Brexit round-up. Each week we provide a succinct round-up of the latest news surrounding the Brexit process, so you can keep abreast of the issues which are likely to affect your organisation.

Nissan “unsustainable” under no deal Brexit

Nissan global chief operating head, Ashwani Gupta, has said that Nissan’s Sunderland plant will be “unsustainable” if the UK leaves the EU without a trade deal and there is no tariff free access to the EU. Nissan’s main market from the UK is the EU and if no trade deal is agreed, under World Trade Organisation rules tariffs of 10% will apply. Mr 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.”

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Brexit meat supply issues need to be addressed

The British Meat Processors Association has said that the Government needs to take action to avoid “serious disruption” to the meat industry regarding Brexit. It said that there were several keys issues on the import and export processes and if these aren’t resolved then it could completely halt the trade of certain goods to the EU. Under the European Union food safety regulations food products of animal origin must display the health mark “UK,” however after Brexit unless a trade agreement is put in place then this may need to change to “GB” which is the current ISO standard required by the EU for third countries. The BMPA said “We need to clarify as soon as possible as to which way this will go and how soon the UK can move to the ‘GB’ mark if that is required. Technically, the UK has already left the EU, so it would be helpful to manage the transition to the new mark well ahead of the 31 December deadline.” The BMPA has also called for the Government to secure agreements on export health certificates so imports can be made to EU countries using a UK-based certificate rather than an EU one.

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If you have any questions about any of the issues which are raised, or would like to discuss your own organisation’s options during the Brexit process, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Please note that this briefing is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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