The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and its members support the European Commission’s initiative to further improve road safety through the revision of the General Safety and Pedestrian Safety regulations.
Brussels, 19 March 2018 – Just a few days ahead of the EU summit, where the 27 heads of state are set to approve the European Council’s Brexit guidelines, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is calling on the negotiators to pay urgent attention to sector-specific issues in order to avert potentially disastrous implications on the entire automotive supply chain.
At the referendum on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom chose a future outside the European Union. The implications of the referendum result for trade and market access will of course depend on the outcome of future negotiations, but the fact remains that the United Kingdom is a major part of the EU automobile manufacturing supply chain.
Today, automobile manufacturers operate more than 300 assembly and production plants across the European continent. They often manufacture components – like engines and transmissions – in one country, and assemble the final vehicle in another. Auto makers are part of a highly integrated and complex manufacturing network spanning right across Europe.