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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

Top Mexican Official Tells Congressional Trade Leaders, USTR That USMCA Auto ROO Problematic

Mexico's Economy Secretary, Tatiana Clouthier, said she talked about Mexico's concerns about the auto rules of origin with the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the ranking members of that committee and of the Senate Finance Committee, two…Subscribe to Read >>

Forced Labor Hearing Suggests WRO Process Changes; Chair Says Corporate Audits Should Go Deeper

Most of the witnesses at a hearing on the challenge of enhancing enforcement against forced labor put the problem at the feet of corporations that, they say, knowingly pay so little for cocoa, fish, garments or sugar that exploitation is…Subscribe to Read >>

CBP Expects Customs Brokers to Manage de Minimis Entries When PGAs Are Indicated

A panel of CBP officials told members of the trade community that they're still considering how to shape a rulemaking based on what they've learned from the Entry Type 86 test and the Section 321 data pilot, but they expect…Subscribe to Read >>

Carbon Border Adjustment Bill Introduced in Senate, House

A bill that would seek to tax imports in certain carbon-intensive sectors to counterbalance the cost of environmental compliance in the U.S. would begin collections in 2023, if the bill became law. This carbon border adjustment tax is different from…Subscribe to Read >>

Currency Manipulation Agreement Averts Tariffs on Vietnamese Goods

After a joint statement from the Treasury Department and the State Bank of Vietnam saying the two sides have resolved U.S. concerns over Vietnamese currency policy, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said she commends Vietnam's commitment to address U.S. concerns…Subscribe to Read >>