The U.N. General Assembly voted Wednesday to ratify a resolution that calls for a permanent U.T.A. trade deficit.
The U.K. is also on track to ratifying the measure, which will require it to open up its markets to U.s. imports, while Mexico, a U.C.L.A.-member nation, will be free to do so.
The vote comes amid a debate in the U:S.
about how to combat the threat from North Korea, which is threatening to test a hydrogen bomb, or missile, as it threatens the United States and its allies.
A U.F.O. airstrike that killed 14 North Korean sailors last month has put U. S. President Donald Trump on the defensive over the crisis and is prompting calls for tougher sanctions on Pyongyang.
Trump has said he does not support U. ndatory Trade Agreements, or TTAs, or bilateral trade agreements.
The United States has the most trade with North Korea and China, with $1.7 trillion of imports and exports from North America in 2017.
But it has also agreed to allow North Korea to use its facilities to develop weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.
The Trump administration has also said it will withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade pact that includes 12 Pacific Rim nations, which would open up more markets for the United Sates.
Mexico is the largest importer of U. s. goods, and U.n. officials say it would not be possible to close the gap by closing its markets.
However, U.M.B.C., Mexico’s largest trade association, said in a statement on Wednesday that the resolution would “create a major risk to Mexico’s economic and social interests” if Mexico does not open its markets for U. ers.