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Fred J. Gorrell
Assistant Deputy Minister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Fred Gorrell has been Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) of the new integrated CFIA-AAFC International Affairs Branch (IAB) since January 2018. IAB is responsible for international market access, market development and regulatory trade issues across both the CFIA and AAFC. He reports directly to the Deputy Minister of AAFC and the President of the CFIA. Prior to this appointment, Fred was the ADM of the Market and Industry Services Branch (MISB) at AAFC, responsible for increasing the competitiveness of the agriculture and food processing industries. In 2009, Fred was appointed Director General of the newly created Market Access Secretariat, responsible for bilateral Market Access issues, the Agri-Food Trade Commissioner Service, Trade Shows and Market Development Coordination, and Market Intelligence reporting. Fred has over 20 years of experience in dealing with agriculture and agri-food trade issues both domestically and internationally, working for AAFC, CFIA and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. Fred served as Agriculture Counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Washington from 2004 to 2007. A native of the province of Ontario, Fred has Bachelor of Science degrees in Agriculture and Geography from the University of Guelph and Queen’s University respectively.


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