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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

Russian Platinum, Fertilizers, Nuclear Fuels Will Not Be Subject to 35% Tariffs

Of the top 15 exports from Russia last year to the U.S., four were already banned and only one of the others will see its tariff rate hiked to 35%, the rate President Joe Biden announced during his trip to Europe.Read More >>

Russian Imports to Face 35% Tariffs in 30 Days

President Joe Biden said he will be increasing tariffs from Column 2 rates to 35% on more than 570 groups of Russian products, and the change will take effect just after midnight July 27. The executive order says each product is in an annex, but that annex has not yet been published. Past imports of these goods were about $2.3 billion annually. "These measures will restrict Russia’s ability to benefit economically from sales to the U.S. market and are carefully calibrated to impose costs on Russia, while minimizing costs to U.S. consumers," the White House said.Read More >>

Senate Formula Tariff Waiver Gets Cool Reception in House

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee's Trade Subcommittee, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., the lead sponsor of a bill to remove tariffs on imported formula until Nov. 14, said that the Senate bill that would remove both tariffs and quotas for 90 days will not be something the House will take up when it returns to Washington in two weeks (see 2205250013).Read More >>

House Negotiators Say Trade Title Could Stay in Bill

As senators who support subsidies to build semiconductor chips in the U.S. continue to say the trade title differences are holding up the bill, and that it should drop out, House negotiators say it's not time to give up yet.Read More >>

Lawyers Expect More Detentions Under UFLPA Than Under WROs

A lawyer who has represented clients whose goods were detained over suspicion of forced labor says the new document laying out the strategy on enforcing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act is not earth-shattering.Read More >>