Fulfilling one of his many campaign promises, U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law an executive order that would withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The agreement would see free trade introduced between the twelve signatories, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, and Mexico.
Trump frequently criticized the treaty during his election campaign, as part of his push to return jobs to the United States amid anti-globalization sentiments across the country.
Drafted under the Obama administration, the treaty had not yet been ratified by any country other than Japan.
It is unclear whether the terms of the agreement will be changed now. The move also comes as Trump has vowed to renegotiate NAFTA.