The parties attempted to resolve their dispute and participated in mediation. As it was not possible to reach an agreement during mediation, the lawyers continued the negotiations the next day. Mr. Leahy`s lawyer finally formalized one of the offers in the form of a calderbank offer. For the EU, this is the second free trade agreement with a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and could help revive talks on a free trade agreement between the two blocs. Negotiations stalled after seven rounds of disagreements on human rights and other issues, but since then the environment has improved. The EU has negotiated a series of partnership and cooperation agreements with some ASEAN members and Myanmar is reintegrating into the global economy after a series of economic and political reforms. Brussels could also try to return to the negotiating table, as negotiations on the comprehensive regional economic partnership, a free trade agreement between ASEAN and India, China, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand could be concluded this year (Bo Ngoai Giao, 2015). The objective of Phase 4 is for the parties to negotiate an agreement in principle. It is the agreement that will form the basis of the treaty. It should be the result of a thorough examination of the issues mentioned in the framework agreement. The free trade agreement will contain a specific annex containing provisions relating to NTBs in the automotive sector, including the recognition of the entire EU Vehicle Compliance Certificate five years after the agreement comes into force.
The parties should inform the Commission of the intention to sign the agreement in principle and provide the Commission with a copy of the signed agreement. Once the agreement in principle is approved and signed by each party, the Commission will recognise this by declaring that the table has entered the 5th phase of the process. The free trade agreement contains a chapter on health and plant health measures that specifically aims to facilitate trade in plant and animal products. The two sides agreed on principles such as regionalisation and recognition of the EU as a single entity, which will facilitate access to the Vietnamese market for EU companies that manufacture a large number of products, including electrical appliances, manufactured goods and food and beverages. And I think that during the discussion we had reached an interim agreement in principle on the conditions of the cessation of hostilities, which could begin in the coming days. If there is an agreement in principle signed between these or other parties, I will announce it as a special master. Mr. Leahy stated that Mr.
and Mrs. Hill had already accepted his calderbank offer and that they were required to respect the terms of his offer. Mr. and Mrs. Hill felt that their agreement on Mr. Leahy`s offer was qualified by the words of principle, which meant that they had reached an agreement, but that they were not final. We have reached an interim agreement in principle on the conditions of the cessation of hostilities, which could begin in the coming days, and the terms of the cessation of hostilities are now complete. In fact, we are now closer to a ceasefire than before.