Nissan Confirmed to be One of the Japanese Firms that are Set to Meet the Prime Minister Regarding Brexit

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Nissan, the car giant, has confirmed that it will be participating in a Downing Street roundtable with investors from Japan today, where discussions regarding Brexit are anticipated to be high on the meeting’s agenda.

Some executives from the company are set to meet with Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, and chancellor Philip Hammond in order to discuss their concerns regarding trade after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, among some other issues. Various Japanese groups are also expected to join the discussion. However, no details have been released at this time.

As a whole, the car industry has regularly warned that it could take a critical hit if a bespoke deal is not agreed upon, facing tariffs of up to 10 percent, as well as long delays in customs without the said deal.

In a statement, the firm said: “Nissan Europe chairman Paul Willcox will join representatives from other Japanese companies in meeting the Prime Minister and chancellor on Thursday to discuss our operations and investments in the UK.”

“We will not be disclosing details of the discussions.”

A spokesperson for Number 10 refused to comment further.

Previously, Nissan has said that it may have to “adjust” its business in order to adapt to the challenges that are posed by Brexit.