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The Normandy chief warns of Brexit

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The president of the Normandy council, Herve Morin, mentioned that 40 p.c of heavy autos attain the tip of the long run transition interval of Brexit in 2020.

Morin mentioned he was involved concerning the penalties that such controls might have on the movement of vans crossing the Canal.

Annually, 100,000 vans cross by Caen, 50,000 by Cherbourg, 30,000 by Le Havre and 10,000 by Dieppe.

"Our major concern is the diploma of preparedness," Morin mentioned in London throughout a two-day go to to Britain. "It's in all probability not sufficient to take a look at the animal well being controls.

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The withdrawal settlement of the European Union of Nice Britain, which is able to shut at a summit on Sunday in Brussels, ought to permit a transition interval of Brexit day on March 29, 2019 till the tip of 2020.

The transition ought to permit firms and authorities to adapt to the brand new agreements between Nice Britain and the EU.

Morin mentioned the transition interval didn’t reassure him utterly.

"It's going to be an enormous push, but it surely's going to be an awesome push adaptation," he mentioned.

The implementation of a transition interval is determined by the British legislators ratifying the retirement settlement, one thing that many observers say.

"We're unsure about that: in a tough Brexit case, we’re at a really tough time," Morin advised AFP.

Morin mentioned he was additionally involved about the price of reconfiguring the ports and putting in new checkpoints, which might be "in tens of thousands and thousands of euros."

Relating to fishing, he requested that an settlement be reached "shortly".

The difficulty of European entry to British waters continues to be being debated between London and Brussels.

"The topic of the query, it’s good that we are able to discover the phrases of an settlement to keep away from the repetition of incidents between the British and French fishing fleets," he mentioned, referring to the scallop wars this 12 months that noticed clashes between rival trawlers.

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