October 25, 2017 / 1:37 AM / a year ago

BRIEF-Toyota exec: Free access to EU market key for UK plant

Oct 25 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp Executive Vice President Didier Leroy:

* free access to EU market for its UK plant is key

* committed to UK plant

* if Brexit talks move towards import, trade tariffs, will create big negative impact on competitiveness of UK plant

* if Brexit talks postponed repeatedly, will have negative impact

* does not see much growth in Japan in mid- longer term, but no plans to cut domestic production capacity

* not shifting more production back to U.S. from Mexico, using opportunity to open new plant with Mazda

* not playing politics in changing plant plans in Mexico Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu)

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