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Nissan Europe chairman casts fresh doubt on Sunderland plant's future

Feb 25, 2020 - City A.M.

THE FUTURE of Nissan's Sunderland factory remains in doubt amid the ongoing trade negotiations between the UK and the European Union, the car maker's Europe chairman said yesterday.

Britain has until the end of the year to reach a free-trade agreement with the EU. If it fails, a 10 per cent tariff would be applied to cars and parts that could spell the end for many auto plants in the UK.

"We would not be viable," said Nissan Europe chairman Gianluca de Ficchy at a press conference in...