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German car manufacturers response to US tariff threat boosts UK Brexit position


Published May 25, 2018

Following Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on European car exports to the US Christopher Mills, the UKIP business spokesman has pointed out the positive impact on the UK’s negotiating position over Brexit.

Mr Mills said, 

“It his clear from the way in which European manufacturers have responded that they are committed to low tariffs with their economic partners. What they say about the US counts just as well for the UK.

“Bernhard Mattes, the president of the German car manufacturers association the VDA has said ‘The German car industry has always pushed for the mutual dismantling of tariffs worldwide and for free trade treaties’. Quite so Mr Mattes, quite so”.

Time and time again we see that our Government goes to Brussels with its tail between its legs, begging for scraps from the EU’s table. But if they were only to listen to what people outside Government on the continent are saying they would realise that it is they that hold the cards.

“There is no reason at all that with good will and this strong hand the UK can get an excellent trade deal with the EU, one that would be supported by the vast majority of people and businesses both here and across the channel”, said Mr Mills.

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