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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

Canada Will Not Retaliate as US Withdraws Aluminum Tariffs on Canadian Products

The 10% tariffs on Canadian non-alloyed unwrought aluminum will be refunded back to Sept. 1, and the tariffs won't return unless Canadian exporters exceed either 70,000 tons or 83,000 tons in that category (see 2009150040), the Office of the U.S…Subscribe to Read >>

Export Compliance Protects Reputation, Not Just Bottom Line, Panelist Says

Export compliance is never going to be perfect, panelists said, but with constant education, companies can ensure that their mistakes only warrant warning letters, not fines. The American Association of Exporters and Importers held a panel Sept. 1 about how…Subscribe to Read >>

Bipartisan Senate Letter Calls for USMCA Dairy Commitments to Be Enforced

Twenty-three senators from both political parties urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to press Canada to uphold its promises to give U.S. dairy exporters more market access. In a letter, released by Sen. Tina Smith…Subscribe to Read >>

US, China Hold Phase One Trade Deal Update Call

After the first high-level review of the phase one trade deal, the principals talked about progress and ensuring the success of the U.S.-China trade agreement, but some believe the happy talk can't obscure that China and the U.S. are disentangling…Subscribe to Read >>

EU to Eliminate Tariffs on Lobster, US to Reduce Tariffs by 50% on Crystal, Cigarette Lighters, Etc.

The U.S. is reducing by 50% tariffs on certain prepared meals, certain crystal glassware, cigarette lighters and lighter parts, surface preparations and propellant powders, in exchange for the European Union ending tariffs on live and frozen lobster imports. Canada had…Subscribe to Read >>