Toyota will suspend British production the day after Brexit

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The Japanese company Toyota has announced that it will suspend its production of vehicles in its British factory the day after the Brexit scheduled for October 31, 2019. The suspension is planned for only a few days at the moment.

Toyota will suspend its production of vehicles in its UK factory after the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, scheduled for October 31, 2019, to avoid possible disruption, said Friday the Japanese manufacturer.

"We will pause production on the first day of Brexit on Friday 1st, then […] we will resume production on Monday and Tuesday"said a spokesman for Toyota, adding that the group had already made inventory for a few days. "We'll see what the situation will be after that. "

The country will leave the EU with or without agreement

The new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised that his country would leave the EU on October 31 with or without agreement. The automotive sector, the Kingdom's leading exporter, is fiercely opposed to a "No deal" and warned that production could be affected by the reestablishment of customs barriers and additional administrative procedures.

Toyota's production at its Burnaston plant in Derbyshire accounted for just over 8% of the 1.52 million cars assembled last year in Britain.

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