However, other countries with which the United States generally enters into multilateral agreements are countries with high trade rules. The United States is having difficulty facilitating the import and export of goods without a multilateral agreement. A multilateral treaty is a particular form of multilateral treaties. A multilateral treaty is a contract between a limited number of states that have a particular interest in the subject of the treaty.  The main difference between a multilateral treaty and other multilateral treaties is that the availability of reserves is more limited by a multilateral treaty. Given the limited nature of a multilateral treaty, full cooperation between the parties is necessary for the purpose of the treaty to be respected. Therefore, reservations about multi-lateral contracts are not admissible without the agreement of all other contracting parties. This principle is codified in international law by Article 20, paragraph 2 of the Vienna Convention on Treaty Law: when the negotiations were approved, the OECD Council of Ministers set itself the goal of achieving a “broad multilateral framework for international investment, with high standards for the liberalisation of investment and investment protection regimes and with effective dispute settlement mechanisms”.  The aim was to create more harmonised, secure and stable investment conditions and to regulate investments in a more coherent, transparent and enforceable manner. Although the agreement is negotiated between Member States, an open agreement should be concluded to which non-OECD members can join on a negotiating basis.  The third drawback is common to any trade agreement. Some businesses and parts of the country are suffering from the disappearance of trade borders. France`s withdrawal followed a report by French MEP Catherine Lalumiére on the negotiations.
After receiving this report, Prime Minister Lionel Jospin addressed the National Assembly on 10 October 1998 and announced his decision to withdraw. He said that the light report had highlighted a number of fundamental problems with the agreement, including issues of national sovereignty. Ms. Lalumiére had also concluded that so many reservations were included in the agreement that any value to French investors was limited. Mr. Jospin pointed out that in February 1998, the French government had identified respect for cultural differences as a precondition for France`s support for the agreement.  In particular, he was concerned that the French film industry would need protection against American imports.  In addition to national legislation and bilateral or regional agreements, multilateral environmental agreements (MEA) form the global international legal basis for global efforts to address certain environmental issues. MEAs, which are relevant to mangrove conservation, offer the opportunity to strengthen management, offer a common approach to environmental issues and provide a certain level of protection, at least on paper (Van Lavieren et al., 2012).
The designation of mangrove areas under international agreements or agreements may mean further examination and increased pressure for intelligent management. Global agreements can also provide institutional support for conservation efforts. Protected areas such as the Ramsar Wetlands Convention, the UNESCO World Heritage Convention and UNESCO`s Human and Biosphere Programme can improve the reputation and international profile of a given site (Van Lavieren et al., 2012). The designation may also facilitate a degree of assistance and cooperation (financial and technical) (Spalding et al., 2010). MEAs can be used as environmental management tools and apply and strengthen management approaches such as protected areas, national adaptation programmes and integrated coastal area management (Section D).