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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

Retaliatory Tariffs on Indian Goods Over DST to Be Terminated

The U.S. will not impose 25% tariffs on 26 tariff headings from India, which had about $119 million of exports to the U.S. in those categories in 2019, over India's digital services tax, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative…Subscribe to Read >>

US Open to Returning India to GSP; India Will Admit Alfalfa Hay and Cherry Imports

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Indian Trade Minister Piyush Goyal agreed to continue working to resolve outstanding trade issues "to reach convergence in the near future," according to a joint statement released Nov. 23 at the conclusion of the…Subscribe to Read >>

Report Says Xinjiang Cotton Fabric Being Shipped to Other Countries for Finishing

More than $14 billion worth of Chinese raw cotton and cotton and cotton blend textiles was exported in 2019 from five major textile companies with ties to Xinjiang forced labor, according to a recent British study, conducted with the help…Subscribe to Read >>

Proposed Retaliatory Tariffs Over Turkish GSP to Be Terminated

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said that since Turkey agreed to remove its digital services taxes before the international tax agreement takes effect, "the United States will terminate the currently-suspended additional duties on goods of Turkey that had…Subscribe to Read >>

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Not in NDAA; Rubio Blames Corporate Lobbying

Sen. Marco Rubio's attempt to get the Senate version of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act appended to the National Defense Authorization Act was rejected by the Armed Services Committee chairman. But the House and Senate will likely try to…Subscribe to Read >>