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Brexit, FLEGT, and the Timber Trade (CHIN)

By Kerstin Canby, Jade Saunders - Forest Trends, Forest Trends
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Last week the population of the UK voted in a referendum to leave the EU. The legal status of the referendum was advisory, and thus the UK Parliament must now vote on whether and how to trigger the 2-year process by which the UK can leave the EU. This process is described in Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Until this 2-year process has been formally started and completed, all EU law remains in force in the UK.