The total number of additional British-focused staff recruited in 2018 will rise to 250.
The deadline to apply for some 35 clearance officer jobs at France’s biggest airport, Charles de Gaulle, outside Paris, is February 23 – nearly one year from Britain’s March 2019 departure date from the European Union.
Other hires will be made near Calais in northern France, near Metz in the east and in Normandy, according to Reuters.
Mr Gintz told Reuters that some 250 new customs officers will be hired this year to deal with Brexit, including by competitive exam as is traditional, with more expected this year.
At the moment Britain has no customs border with the EU, a free-trade area of 28 states, but one could be reimposed if Prime Minister Theresa May follows through with her promise to end the agreement.
Mrs May is looking to make a clean break from Brussels and negotiate a bespoke deal with Brussels to mark the beginning of UK-EU relations post-Brexit.
But European leaders are plotting to undermine Mrs May and exploit her Parliamentary minority, orchestrating a secret high-stake strategy. (LINK) /news/politics/908066/EU-Brexit-UK-Europe-Theresa-May-Donald-Tusk-negotiation-deal-trade
European Council chief Donald Tusk will sow discord through Westminster in a bid to scupper the people’s decision to leave, Brussels insiders said.
The plot will deny Britain the opportunity to broker any bespoke sectoral deals – blocking swathes of UK industry including the nation’s lucrative financial services from seamlessly operating within the EU.
Instead EU chiefs are expected to say the UK can walk away from the negotiating table with nothing more than a limited free trade agreement unless their demands to keep Britain under the yoke of Brussels are met.
If London and Brussels fail to strike a trade deal, each side will start imposing import decisions.
Mrs May is seeking the freest possible trade with the EU after Brexit and has outlined potential customs regimes, and detailed negotiations on these will being in April.