France : This looks set to be (another) big week in the Brexit negotiations – but preparations are also being stepped up in case no deal emerges on a withdrawal agreement between the UK and the European Union.
The UK government has published more than 100 technical notices urging businesses and consumers to prepare for no deal. But what about other countries – what preparations have they made?
For any country that does a lot of trade with the UK, customs is of primary concern.
But it is worth pointing out that nearly all customs issues are dealt with at a European level by the European Commission, so any measures that might be taken in places such as Calais would depend in large part on what gets decided by the EU as a whole.