The UK would be forced to aim for “maximising our use of Interpol” and to use “bilateral channels and other multilateral mechanisms outside EU structures”.
The document insists they are “largely tried and tested mechanisms” already used with the likes of Norway and Switzerland – while admitting they are inferior.
* The UK is still “seeking arrangements” for involvement in Europol after a no-deal Brexit and to continue sharing passenger data.
* There “may be reduced availability and choice” of some food products – although “there would be no overall shortage”.
* The EU is refusing to grant the UK an immediate “adequacy decision” to allow the free flow of data – which will force companies and other organisations to try to make their own arrangements.
* UK ferry companies will be required to provide extensive data in order to continue operating, such as “last 10 ports visited, special or additional security measures taken by the ship, crew list and passenger list”.
* It will take “up to five days” for adult social care providers to import products from the EU.
* Emergency supplies of chemicals may have to be imported to “purify the water supply”, if the industry’s contingency plans are insufficient.
* The biggest suppliers of insulin, life-saving treatment for diabetics, have capacity to stockpile 18 weeks’ worth of supplies.
* A total of 15,000 civil servants have been pulled off working on other projects to prepare for Brexit.
The British Chambers of Commerce warned its fears of a no-dal Brexit were still “rising”, as a bitter briefing war broke out between London and EU capitals.
“It’s good that government has got its shoulder to the wheel, but it’s going to have to push a lot harder to give businesses answers to the many complex and detailed questions they have in order to trade successfully in the event of an unwanted no-deal exit,” said Dr Adam Marshall, its director general.
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