Honda to Suspend Operations at U.K. Plant in April


London, Jan. 11 (Jiji Press)--Honda Motor Co. <7267> is considering suspending operations at its plant in southern Britain for six days in April, due to possible confusion in logistics after the country's planned exit from the European Union, or Brexit, at the end of March, it has been learned.

The plant in Swindon relies some automobile parts from the EU. Honda officials said that the plant suspension is aimed at preparing for any possible consequences from Brexit.

If Britain leaves the EU without any agreement, that could cause disruption in logistics between them and other major impacts on economic activities and social systems.

A draft Brexit deal submitted by British Prime Minister Theresa May to the country's parliament is highly likely to be voted down, with both the ruling and opposition parties objecting to it.


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