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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

Congestion Inland and at Ports Driving Costs, Delays, Panelists Say

Customs brokers in Washington to lobby for the Customs Business Fairness Act renewal should also talk about the importance of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021, National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America transportation committee members told the…Subscribe to Read >>

Experts Say Carbon Border Adjustment Will Be Complex, and Hard to Make Fair Without Domestic Tax

A proposal to use a carbon border adjustment tax as a pay-for in legislation Congress hopes to pass this fall faces many obstacles, both political and technical. Politically, it must get support from all 50 Democrats in the Senate, including…Subscribe to Read >>

Lawmaker Pushing for Rebuttable Presumption of Human Rights Abuses for Certain Tech Exports to China

Congress should establish a rebuttable presumption that certain technology exports sold to China will be used to violate human rights, said Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J. Malinowski, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he pushed to include that…Subscribe to Read >>

Lawyers Discuss How USMCA Is Changing Business Landscape

One of the obligations Canada and Mexico agreed to in the NAFTA rewrite is a ban on goods made with forced labor, but Baker McKenzie lawyers said it's not clear how much things are changing in that regard. Paul Burns…Subscribe to Read >>

Transportation Subcommittee Asks FMC Why They Aren't Addressing Exporters' Complaints

Members of Congress told the Federal Maritime Commission that they are hearing again and again about exporters being denied the opportunity to send their goods across the water, either directly, or with last-minute cancellations or unreasonable expectations on time to…Subscribe to Read >>