Part 5 of the draft treaty defines the proposed governance structure for relations and the general resolution of disputes. It proposes a first step for consultations within the Partnership Council, with the possibility of obtaining a referral to arbitration as a second step. In his statement after the third round, Mr Barnier rejected the British proposal that, like the EU-Canada agreement, there could be tariffs without a level playing field. He also said it would require much longer negotiations on each customs line, which would require an extension of the post-Brexit transition period. He said that negotiations on various topics were linked to an agreement in an area that requires agreement in other areas. He said some of the UK`s requirements go beyond what is found in other EU free trade agreements. With regard to the competence in relation to the concepts or provisions of EU law contained in the agreement or in a supplementary agreement, this draft states that they must be interpreted in their application and implementation in accordance with the general methods and principles of EU law and in accordance with the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice. There is no explicit statement that the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice applies. However, the possibility for British courts to apply for a preliminary decision remains open (art.
LPFS.2.6) in a section entitled “Title III: Level Playing Field and Sustainability.” The European Commission`s task force on future EU-UK relations after Brexit has drawn up a draft text for a “partnership agreement” which it sent to Member States and the European Parliament and the UK on Friday 12 March. This reflects the EU`s position on how the agreement should be designed and what it should contain. Before the withdrawal, a withdrawal agreement was negotiated to ensure that the main political and economic relations between the EU and the UK were not separated overnight.