Mike Gifford

Former Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator for Canada; member of the IPC

Mike Gifford served as Canada's chief agricultural trade negotiator and principal agricultural trade policy advisor to the ministers of agriculture and trade. He served as the Chairman of the GATT International Meat Council (1980) and acted as the Chief Canadian Agricultural Negotiator in the Canada/US Free Trade Agreement (1986-87), the North American Free Trade Agreement (1990-91), and the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations (1986-1993). He is a member of the International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC).