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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

De Minimis, Informal Clearance USMCA Changes Not Being Honored in Mexico, Trade Groups Say

Trade groups are asking top Mexican politicians to change Mexico's tariff treatment of packages that are under the $117 de minimis level and informal entries. The groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Express Association of America and its…Subscribe to Read >>

Analysts Say Biden May Back Away From Export Controls as Politicization of Supply Chains Endures

It's unclear how a President Joe Biden would try to use policy to shape the global supply chain, but the Atlantic Council's Asia Security director said that since Biden prefers a multilateral approach, he “might be less likely” to impose…Subscribe to Read >>

WTO Director General Candidate Says Negotiating Needs to Return

One of the nominees for director general of the World Trade Organization, Hamid Mamdouh, told the Washington International Trade Association that the failings of the appellate body are because the WTO has abandoned negotiations. This is the same view held…Subscribe to Read >>

USTR Says China Trade on Track, Disputes Reports of Slowing Soybean Purchases

Reports that China would be slowing or stopping its purchases of soybeans because of U.S. action over Hong Kong (see 2006010044) are inaccurate, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said. Lighthizer, who was speaking to the Economic Club of New…Subscribe to Read >>

Trade Insiders Say Details in Uniform Regulations Helpful, Still Some Blanks

The president of the American Automotive Policy Council, former Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, said the release of the uniform regulations in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement was so recent that it's too early “to give a definitive view of what needs…Subscribe to Read >>