Theresa May meeting the major Japanese Firms today 08.02.2018
She’s meeting with the likes of Nissan and Softbank and quite a few other Lifers etc in London today. Telling them that she will hopefully reach a TP agreement before end of March.
Japanese forms in particular have been voicing their concerns over the past months about the uncertainty of the fluidity of Trade between the UK and EU.
Hitachi Europe’s Deputy Chairman Stephen Gomersall, Mitsubishi CEO for Europe and Africa Haruki Hayashi, SoftBank Investment Advisers UK CEO Rajeev Misra and Nomura’s Executive Chairman in Europe, the Middle East and Africa Yasuo Kashiwagi will join the meeting.Nissan’s Europe Chairman Paul Willcox, Honda’s Senior Vice President in Europe Ian Howells and Toyota’s Europe President and Chief Executive Johan van Zyl will as well.
Collectively the three carmakers build nearly half of Britain’s 1.67 million cars and the industry has warned that any loss of free and unfettered trade could hit its operations.
Japanese firms poured billions £ into the UK and are asking clarity about the UK’s intentions in regards to Trade laws post the TP.
I’m trust we will have some comments in the next few hours/days from this meeting