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French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured with the PM in Paris earlier this month) is expected to raise the issue of Britain paying for French customs posts when he visits Theresa May for talks early in the new year The French case is based upon the likely need for new customs arrangements after Britain leaves the EU and the single market.The Government is already spending millions upgrading customs systems in Dover and at other ports, including preparing for a no-deal scenario where all goods could need to be checked.Germany, seeing the French claim as a way to divert French attention from vengeful action in Europe, after the Franco-Prussian War, and little concerned about the southern Mediterranean, agreed to allow France overlordship in Tunisia.Italy, which had economic interests in Tunisia, strongly opposed the plan but was unable to impose its will.It could have meant thousands of migrants who had been camped in Calais being free to move to the English side of the Channel to await immigration processing.After Brexit was confirmed, Mr Macron announced the treaty would not be cancelled.Major developments and improvements were undertaken by the French in several areas, including transport and infrastructure, industry, the financial system, public health, and administration.Yet French business and its citizens were favored, not to the liking of Tunisians.
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A trade deal that allows free-flowing trade without new checks would see minimal additional costs on both sides.
The current Le Touquet treaty, which has nothing to do with the EU, allows the British border to operate on the French side of the Channel - meaning travellers only need to be checked once.
Paris believes Britain should also share its additional costs under the Le Touquet treaty - a bilateral agreement between the UK and France on the Channel ports.
While Britain will not pay into the French system, the Government is willing to work on solutions that minimise costs of the new system.