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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

Former USTR Says Biden May Not Be Able to Put Trade on Back Burner

Former U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab said that although President-elect Joe Biden has signaled that trade is not a priority for him, he is unlikely to be able to put it on the back burner completely until the COVID-19 crisis…Subscribe to Read >>

Hearings on Vietnam's Currency Manipulation Set for Dec. 29, Illegal Timber Imports for Dec. 28

Parties wishing to appear at a Dec. 29 online hearing on alleged Vietnamese currency manipulation must make a request to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative by Dec. 10, including a testimony summary. The Section 301 investigation will examine…Subscribe to Read >>

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Calling for Reset on Trade

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., said there should be “a reset of our trade agenda,” with less emphasis on tariffs “and more emphasis on international cooperation and multilateral relationships.” Neal, who was speaking to the New…Subscribe to Read >>

Secretary of State Nominee Has Said US, EU Need to End Trade War

Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden's choice for secretary of state, has said that the Section 301 tariffs on China and Section 232 tariffs on Europe “harm our own people,” according to coverage of a U.S. Chamber of Commerce talk he…Subscribe to Read >>

Toyota Awaits Some Details on USMCA Implementation, Confident Changes Manageable

Implementation of the USMCA isn't the level of change that's expected to add costs to Toyota, according to Leila Afas, director of international policy for Toyota North America. “We fortunately are in a very good position,” she said in response…Subscribe to Read >>