That`s the balance that [Trump] is playing. Excellent. On January 23, 1, 2017, President Trump signed a «presidential memorandum» in which he asked the United States Representative (USTR) to «withdraw the United States as a signatory to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), to permanently withdraw the United States from the TPP negotiations and, to the extent possible, to begin bilateral trade negotiations aimed at promoting American industry and protecting American workers. and raise U.S. wages. During his election campaign, the president had already expressed his strong preference for bilateral trade agreements with individual countries over agreements with several countries. Multilateral trade agreements are concluded between two or more countries in order to strengthen the economies of Member States by exchanging goods and services between them.