Apparel company Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation has ended discussions with Hempel International Group over the licensing of its Izod men's and women's sportswear in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. 

In a statement New York-based Van Heusen, whose brands include Calvin Klein, Van Heusen and Bass, said it is still interested in taking Izod branded sportswear to Asia "and is engaged in conversations with other potential licensees."