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Biography for Mara Lee

Mara Lee, Associate Editor, is a reporter for International Trade Today and its sister publication Export Compliance Daily. She joined the Warren Communications News staff in early 2018, after covering health policy, Midwestern Congressional delegations, and the Connecticut economy, insurance and manufacturing sectors for the Hartford Courant, the nation’s oldest continuously published newspaper (established 1674). Before arriving in Washington D.C. to cover Congress in 2005, she worked in Ohio, where she witnessed fervent presidential campaigning every four years.

Recent Articles by Mara Lee

Top Republican on Ways and Means Committee Would Like to See India Restored to GSP

House Ways and Means Committee ranking member Kevin Brady, R-Texas, said he hopes India's eligibility for the Generalized System of Preferences benefits program is restored, but cautioned that India is hard to pin down on opening market access -- which…Subscribe to Read >>

Executive Order on Counterfeits Called 'Ambiguous,' but Trade Community Concerned

The recent executive order to strengthen e-commerce enforcement is ambiguous, and how CBP plans to heed the order's call to restrict access to importer of record numbers based on customs and intellectual property rights violations is unclear, Sandler Travis lawyer…Subscribe to Read >>

Trade Law Reforms Beyond Section 232 Seen as Needed; Neal Says Hearing Possible

The effort to give Congress more say on Section 232 tariffs that has stalled so far is not broad enough to ensure that erratic tariffs are not levied, according to experts who spoke during a Feb. 5 briefing held by…Subscribe to Read >>

Former USTR Says More Tariffs Likely if Trump Re-Elected

Trade professionals should expect more tariffs if President Donald Trump is re-elected, warned a former U.S. trade representative, Bob Zoellick, who was speaking to an audience at the Washington International Trade Association on Feb. 4. In a second Trump term…Subscribe to Read >>

GSP Coalition Argues That Using Program as Leverage Against Thailand Misguided

Eliminating Thailand's eligibility for the Generalized System of Preferences program, because of a complaint from pork producers, would hurt U.S. importers more than Thai businesses, one witness said, and would be unlikely to convince the country to allow pigs fed…Subscribe to Read >>