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Andrew Haswell, Consul, Senior Trade Commissioner and Head of Office

Andrew Haswell, Consul, Senior Trade Commissioner and Head of Office


Andrew joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2002. During his career, he has supported trade promotion and trade policy initiatives, and has served in a variety of leadership roles. In August 2016 he was assigned as Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Consulate of Canada in Munich, Germany, where he leads a team of consular, trade, and administrative professionals.

At headquarters, Andrew served as deputy director and senior industry advisor for defence and security, leading Global Affairs Canada’s strategy to support Canadian companies in that sector. He also served as deputy director in trade negotiations in Asia division, supporting a number of initiatives that included those with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, and the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement. Andrew’s trade policy experience also includes assignments in the market access division, working on trade facilitation negotiations at the World Trade Organization.

Andrew’s first assignment abroad was at the Consulate of Canada in Düsseldorf, Germany. He later served as consul for science and technology at the Consulate General of Canada in Dallas, Texas, supporting research collaboration between Canada and the U.S. south central region.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from the University of Victoria.

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