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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

Lighthizer Says Possible to Resolve Airbus Tariffs on British Goods Separately From EU

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, when asked about how the retaliatory tariffs over Airbus subsidies are affecting the U.K. trade talks, said it's possible, but tricky.Subscribe to Read >>

USMCA Technical Fixes Bill Could Move in September, Committee Leaders Say

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said, “generally technical fixes are easy to do,” and told International Trade Today that such a bill to make fixes to USMCA's implementation bill could hitch a ride on a Continuing Resolution…Subscribe to Read >>

CBP Tells Traders How to Work Around Small Errors Included in Rush to USMCA

Because the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative was in such a hurry on implementation, some USMCA details needed by traders are either wrong or missing. For instance, there are tariff numbers that are invalid, because negotiators used the 2012…Subscribe to Read >>

EU Trade Commissioner Says EU Ready for Small Deal

European Union Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said although it's not easy managing the trade relationship with the U.S., the EU and U.S. are still talking. “We’ve resumed conversations with the U.S. some weeks ago,” he said. “We’re up for a…Subscribe to Read >>

Labor Department Sets USMCA Labor Value Content Rules for Autos

The Labor Department is seeking comments on its interim rules for how automakers can establish that enough of their vehicles were produced with $16/hour labor. Stakeholders have until Aug. 31 to comment.Subscribe to Read >>