France 'shelves' plan to clog trade and ban UK boats from ports

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The French government has withdrawn its threat to clog cross-Channel trade by zealous checks on commercial vehicles and to ban UK fishers from landing their catches in ports after Jersey offered fast-track approval for fishing permits for up to six French vessels, according to British media reports.

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France backed down on its threats to clog up British trade and ban UK fishers from its ports after Jersey offered to expedite approval for “five or six” new fishing vessels in its waters, reports The Guardian.