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Biography for Mara Lee

Mara Lee, Associate Editor, is a reporter for International Trade Today and its sister publications Export Compliance Daily and Trade Law 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

CBP Nominee Says He Wants to Delve Into Trade Issues

Even with the surge of migrants crossing the Mexican border, the nominee to lead CBP fielded plenty of questions on trade during his appearance in front of the Senate Finance Committee. Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., told him, "This committee…Subscribe to Read >>

Tai Says US Will Engage on WTO Reform, Calls for Forced Labor to Be Covered in Fisheries Agreement

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai called on the World Trade Organization to conclude the fisheries subsidies agreement, and said that discussions in Geneva about how to revive the Appellate Body should instead focus on what could incentivize countries to reach…Subscribe to Read >>

Bill to Expand SIMP Passes Out of Committee; NCBFAA Says It's Unworkable

A bill that would add more data elements a year after passage to the Seafood Import Monitoring Program passed out of the Natural Resources Committee by voice vote Oct. 13. The bill's authors recently received a letter from the National…Subscribe to Read >>

White House Announces Moves to Unkink West Coast Supply Chain Knots

President Joe Biden announced Oct. 13 that after administration officials negotiated for weeks, they convinced the Port of Los Angeles to operate 24/7, convinced the labor unions to staff those 60 extra hours, and got commitments from major shippers like…Subscribe to Read >>

China-US Call Touches on Tariffs; USTR Official Says Liquidation Issues Prevented Broader Retroactivity

The U.S. summary of a weekend call between U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and China's Vice Premier Liu He, the lead negotiator of the phase one agreement, did not use the word tariffs, though it said the two countries would…Subscribe to Read >>