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BMW says UK must take global business views into account during Brexit

FILE PHOTO: Workers assemble cars at the plant for the Mini range of cars in Cowley, near Oxford, Britain June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Leon Neal/Pool/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW BMWG.DE, which operates Mini and Rolls-Royce plants in Britain, said the country must listen to the views of global companies during Brexit talks, with continued tariff-free access to Europe of crucial importance.

“As a major investor and employer in the UK, the BMW Group firmly believes the government should take the concerns of international business into account,” a spokeswoman said.

“Not only free trade but also cross-border employment opportunities and unified, internationally applied regulations are of proven benefit to business, the economy and individuals.”

Reporting by Costas Pitas, editing by Estelle Shirbon

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