Brexit latest news – MAJOR blow to British car industry even if UK-EU trade deal goes through, documents warn

THE British car industry is bracing itself for a major blow even if a post-Brexit UK-EU trade deal is signed.

UK-made cars that include parts manufactured in Japan or Turkey will not be treated as British and will therefore face higher tariffs when exporting to EU markets, documents seen by the BBC suggest.

And it seems the issue simply isn’t one the UK is willing to fight for either, with Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator Lord Frost writing that he’d so far failed to get the car parts deal he wants and “obviously cannot insist on it”.

The news comes as the EU launched legal action against the UK over Boris Johnson’s controversial Brexit divorce bill plans. 

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