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BMW says it no longer builds engines for South Africa in the UK due to Brexit uncertainty

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BMW says it no longer builds engines for South Africa in the UK due to Brexit uncertainty
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OXFORD, England (Reuters) – German carmaker BMW <BMWG.DE> no longer builds engines in Britain destined for South Africa, due to uncertainty around Brexit, the firm’s production chief Oliver Zipse said on Tuesday.

Engines which are built at Hams Hall (engine facility)currently are originated as EU products, Zipse told reporters at an event at the firm’s southern English Oxford factory.

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, engines being sent for X3 cars being built in South Africa would no longer have EU status and the cars would lose their tax-free import status into Europe, he said.

“Hams Hall doesn’t build any South Africa products anymore, which is of course, bad for the UK,” he added.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Stephen Addison)

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