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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

Multiple Important Unknowns Remain for Auto ROO in USMCA, Customs Company Says

The draft regulations for auto rules of origin that have been circulating suggest that the rules won't be as flexible or practical as automakers would like, said David Bause, a project manager at MIC Customs Solutions. Bause, who spoke about…Subscribe to Read >>

Top Mexican Official Says July 1 Is Earliest Date Possible for USMCA Into Force

Mexico's undersecretary for foreign trade said July 1 is the earliest the new NAFTA could go into effect, but also suggested that an August or September date of entry into force would be fine. Luz Maria de la Mora spoke…Subscribe to Read >>

Section 301 Tariffs Continue to Add Costs in COVID-19 Fight, Companies Tell USTR

General Motors, noting that its financial resources are strained with a shutdown of vehicle manufacturing, asked the U.S. trade representative last week to lift Section 301 tariffs on eight components it will be importing from China to make ventilators in…Subscribe to Read >>

Canada Is Ready for Entry Into Force of USMCA; Mexico Says Not Yet

The Canadian government has sent its letter to the U.S. and Mexico certifying it is ready for the USMCA date of entry into force, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced April 3, but a top Mexican official said his…Subscribe to Read >>

As White House Delays on Tariff Deferrals, Lobbying for and Against Continues

As importers wait to hear whether duties can be deferred for 90 days after goods enter the U.S., voices for and against the proposal are speaking out. Reports have said that the deferral would be on most favored nation (MFN)…Subscribe to Read >>