European cars subject to 10% import tariffs from 2021

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Re: European cars subject to 10% import tariffs from 2021

Post by twist » Tue May 19, 2020 11:32 pm

Well I bet Boris is feeling a bit silly making such a song and dance about “absolutely not asking for an extension” to the transition period. I don’t think we will have a choice now.
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Re: European cars subject to 10% import tariffs from 2021

Post by BH1805 » Wed May 20, 2020 7:35 am

The 10% tariff on cars imported to the UK from the EU after Brexit is only half the story.

At the moment the EU maximum tariff on cars from outside the EU is 10%.

When we finally leave the EU the UK can set lower tariffs with non-EU countries, so that cars from outside the EU could possibly be on a 0% tariff, so up to 10% cheaper!

That’s competition for the EU and good news for the UK consumer.
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Re: European cars subject to 10% import tariffs from 2021

Post by Tricky2 » Wed May 20, 2020 7:54 am

What is missing in the headline is MAY. This will only apply IF we don't get a deal. There's a bigger story of how the EU , Barnier in particular, is offering a very poor deal, demanding major oversight of our laws and organisations. Far more than other countries they have deals with. Clearly trying to make an example of the UK.

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Re: European cars subject to 10% import tariffs from 2021

Post by Deleted User 1717 » Wed May 20, 2020 8:37 am

It's funny isn't it in the business world Europe would be investigated by the monopolies and mergers commission (now CC) in politics though.......

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Re: European cars subject to 10% import tariffs from 2021

Post by Deleted User 925 » Wed May 20, 2020 8:47 am

BH1805 wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 7:35 am
When we finally leave the EU the UK can set lower tariffs with non-EU countries, so that cars from outside the EU could possibly be on a 0% tariff, so up to 10% cheaper!

That’s competition for the EU and good news for the UK consumer.
A very good point and positive which might make the EU have to keep a 0% tariff whether they like it or not when the deal is done 🤔

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Re: European cars subject to 10% import tariffs from 2021

Post by mvk3 » Fri May 22, 2020 7:21 am

Sorry lads but I would love to see Mr Frost tell the EU to stick their so-called deal, where the sun don't shine, even though it means the cars might cost more. They are just being awkward as they are scared to death, that us leaving and getting a reasonable deal could start an avalanche of countries wanting to leave as well.

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Re: European cars subject to 10% import tariffs from 2021

Post by Ray Cathode » Fri May 29, 2020 1:00 pm

mvk3 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:21 am
Sorry lads but I would love to see Mr Frost tell the EU to stick their so-called deal, where the sun don't shine, even though it means the cars might cost more. They are just being awkward as they are scared to death, that us leaving and getting a reasonable deal could start an avalanche of countries wanting to leave as well.
Barnier was fond of saying, with barely concealed glee, that "the clock is ticking" as if it were a threat to the UK. That was when May was in charge. Things are a bit different now. Now the UK is using the clock as a weapon.
Reminds me of the story of the slave during the burning of Atlanta towards the end of the US civil war and as he watched that beautiful city burn to the ground he said "bottom rail on top now".
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