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Old 05.09.2016, 19:09
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Perhaps you did not notice that the value of the fell more than 10% since the Brexit vote, so those Japanese British built cars sold in Europe will make an even bigger profit after a 10% tariff than the status quo 3 months ago.
Except that cars are assembled not built, which means the costs have gone up for components imported from the EU. On top of this add tariffs and additional cost of being a third country such as certification for the EU market and your idea of a big profit will be wiped out.

But the big issue will be investment decisions - do you really want to have all the extra hassle when you can do it all somewhere else within the EU... Over time, my guess is that MNCs will invest more in EU operations to target the single market.
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