EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne North 2:40 pm, 26th June 2018

The north-east is home to 50 Japanese firms, including Nissan and Hitachi, and has a long history of doing business with Japan, with many thousands of good jobs in my region relying on Japanese investment. Does the Minister share serious concerns about the future of that relationship, given warnings by the Japanese ambassador that firms could seek to move that investment and thousands of jobs elsewhere as a result of the UK leaving the single market and the customs union?