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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

Coronavirus Crisis Expected to Lower Trade in Medical Supplies Years From Now

Trade restrictions created as result of the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis will change trade years from now and may lead to fewer international shipments in the medical arena, panelists said on a webinar March 26 hosted by the Washington International Trade…Subscribe to Read >>

Congressman Asks for Export Restrictions on Medical Supplies

A Georgia congressman wrote to the secretary of state, asking for a temporary export ban on medical supplies needed for coronavirus COVID-19 response. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., said on March 24 that the Northeast Georgia Health System tried to…Subscribe to Read >>

Grassley Decries Export Controls on Medical Goods, Says Pandemic Likely Delays UK Trade Talks

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the export restrictions on masks, respirators, medicines and other goods needed for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic is “a bad cycle,” and he urged the president and world leaders “to work together…Subscribe to Read >>

Insiders Expect Appellate Body Hiatus to Last Beyond 2020

The last American to serve on the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body, Tom Graham, told the Georgetown Law International Trade Update conference that the body “is not coming back any time soon.” Graham, who largely agrees with the U.S. critique…Subscribe to Read >>

UK Seeking Lower Tariffs on Cashmere, Clothing, Cars, Cheddar, Machinery, End of Section 232/Airbus Tariffs

The United Kingdom government emphasized that its National Health Service will not pay more for drugs as a result of a U.S.-United Kingdom free trade deal, and that Britain “will not compromise on our high environmental protection, animal welfare and…Subscribe to Read >>