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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

House Majority Leader Expresses Doubts Forced Labor Bill Will Become Law in 2020

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said that a bill that overwhelmingly passed the House last week that would change the presumption of guilt for goods coming from China's Xinjiang region may not get a vote in the Senate this…Subscribe to Read >>

Trade Groups, Companies Argue on Tariffs, Onshoring as Solution to Medical Supply Shortages

While some individual companies in the medical and protective equipment sector testified that advantaging U.S. production will prevent shortages in the next pandemic, trade groups generally emphasized that stockpiling is the best solution, and that production needs to be globalized…Subscribe to Read >>

House Trade Subcommittee Chairman Casts Doubt on Timely Renewal of GSP, MTB

House Ways and Means Committee Trade Subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., cast doubt on Congress voting to renew the Generalized System of Preferences trade benefits program before it expires, and on passing a new Miscellaneous Tariff Bill to cover imports…Subscribe to Read >>

House Expected to Vote on Uighur Forced Labor Bills This Week

The final forms of two bills addressing American commercial involvement with Uighur forced labor will be considered for votes this week, but the rewrites by the Rules Committee soften the impact on businesses, particularly in apparel and shoes. The Uighur…Subscribe to Read >>

Importers Should Be Testing Themselves on USMCA During Informed Compliance, Experts Say

Customs brokers and a trade attorney urged trade professionals to work with their importers now to prepare for enforcement of USMCA next year. Monica DeMars, manager of corporate customs for C.H. Robinson, told attendees at a National Customs Brokers &…Subscribe to Read >>