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Honda to shift some UK auto production to Japan

Move comes as two countries negotiate on ending auto tariffs by 2026

A Civic rolls along a production line. Honda makes the car at its Swindon plant in the U.K. (Photo courtesy of Honda)

TOKYO -- Honda Motor has decided to transfer some production from its U.K. factory, to be closed in 2021, to Japan, Nikkei has learned.

As the U.K. is set to leave the European Union, the British and Japanese governments are in the final phase of talks over ending auto tariffs under a trade deal.

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