„Ratification is likely to be difficult in national parliaments, both because of anti-commercial and anti-Chinese sentiment,“ he added. However, the WTO has expressed some concerns. According to Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the WTO, the dissemination of regional trade agreements (RTA) is „… is the concern of inconsistency, confusion, exponentially increasing costs for businesses, unpredictability and even injustice in trade relations.  The WTO is how typical trade agreements (called preferential or regional agreements by the WTO) are to some extent useful, but it is much more advantageous to focus on global agreements under the WTO, such as the ongoing Doha Round negotiations. This means that the United States does not participate in either of the two major trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region. And the Trump administration`s unpredictable and sometimes compulsive trade policy – and U.S. tariffs, which even target close allies like the European Union – have increasingly isolated the United States on the international stage. The China-backed agreement is seen as an alternative to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a Washington trade initiative that no longer exists. The truth is somewhere in between. The RCEP does not engage in a dramatic liberalization of Asian trade. Its origins lie in a kind of clean-up operation: to bring together in a cross-border pact the various free trade agreements between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and several other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea. The heads of state and government of the signatories approved the terms of the Comprehensive Regional Economic Partnership (RCEP) at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Bangkok last year, with the agreement officially signed on Sunday. In a joint statement, the signatories said the trade agreement would play an important role in pandemic recovery plans and help build the region`s resilience through an „inclusive and sustainable post-pandemic economic recovery process.“ The logic of formal trade agreements is that they reduce penalties for deviation from the rules set out in the agreement.
 As a result, trade agreements make misunderstandings less likely and create confidence on both sides in the sanction of fraud; this increases the likelihood of long-term cooperation.  An international organization such as the IMF can further encourage cooperation by monitoring compliance with agreements and reporting violations.  It may be necessary to monitor international agencies to detect non-tariff barriers that are disguised attempts to create barriers to trade.  Analysts are skeptical that Biden will insist that he return to the Trans-Pacific trade pact or roll back many of the United States.