IN ANREG. ENCOURAGEANT their obligations under the World Trade Organization agreement on technical barriers to trade and noting that the agreement encourages the parties to enter into negotiations for a mutual recognition agreement on the results of the other`s compliance assessment; and two. Sectoral MMAs may contain a declaration or agreement regarding mutual recognition of technical standards or regulations or mutual recognition of the equivalence of these technical standards or regulations. (5) Member States strengthen and strengthen existing cooperation efforts in the area of trust-building and develop cooperation in areas not covered by existing cooperation agreements, including the agreement signed on 28 January 1992 on the Common System of Preferential Tariffs (CEPT) for the ASEAN Free Trade Area , which provides for the border and non-cross-border sectors of cooperation to complement trade liberalization and complement trade and cooperation liberalization. , including, among other things, harmonization of standards, mutual recognition of tests and certification of products; In order to facilitate the implementation of the ASEAN Free Trade Area, it is necessary to develop a framework agreement on deepening and extending cooperation in the area of standards and compliance in ASEAN and to lay the groundwork for the development and implementation of MRA in certain product sectors (`MRA sectors`). AFAS is recognized as a good practice negotiated through government agreements that facilitate regional mobility, allow mutual protection of the interests of migrants and countries of origin and host. 7. All sectoral MRA are multilateral agreements encouraging all Member States to participate. However, in view of Article I, paragraph 3, of the ASEAN Framework Agreement on improving economic cooperation, signed in Singapore on 28 January 1992, two or more Member States may, initially, act if other Member States are not willing to participate in the sectoral ARM. 1. Member States, at the written request of another Member State, engage in consultations to find a quick, fair and mutually satisfactory solution when that Member State considers that MRAs for compliance assessment activities can be an important means of removing technical barriers to trade and improving market access and that such mutual recognition could be of particular interest to ASEAN small and medium-sized enterprises; 2.