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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

Brady Would Like MTB Renewal Before July Recess, India to Return to GSP

The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee said the delay in extending the Generalized System of Preferences benefits program and passing a new Miscellaneous Tariff Bill “has real consequences for our businesses and families, especially right now.”Subscribe to Read >>

USTR Says Globalization Leads to Race to Bottom in Environmental Standards

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said the U.S. has made progress on combating illegally trafficked timber in trade agreements and regional dialogues, and that global rules on that issue and on subsidies that lead to overfishing can be achieved. She…Subscribe to Read >>

CAFTA Could Fulfill Promise With Looser Apparel ROO or Cumulation, Panelists Say

At a time when hurricane damage, violence and poverty are driving more Central Americans to the U.S., consultants, advocates and former diplomats say the Central America Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA, needs changes to spur development in Guatemala, Honduras and…Subscribe to Read >>

CBP Constrained in Sharing WRO Information Under Xinjiang Cotton WRO

The government is not trying to trip up importers by obscuring which exporters have been targeted under a withhold release order, a former top CBP trade official said, but the Trade Secrets Act prohibits CBP from releasing manufacturer IDs when…Subscribe to Read >>

Settlement Reached in ITC Battery Import Ban

Two South Korean companies that make lithium-ion batteries in the U.S. have reached a settlement to end a case at the International Trade Commission that had led to an import ban on SK Innovation for theft of trade secrets (see…Subscribe to Read >>