Chris Gschwend

Senior Compliance Advisor


Chris Gschwend advises corporate clients in the areas of international trade controls, sanctions and customs management and specializes in the implementation of compliance programs. Chris has over 10 years of experience in international trade, managing global compliance teams in the aerospace and manufacturing industries, negotiating free trade agreements and developing trade policies relating to rules of origin and classification for Canada Customs (CBSA).

Business activities

  • Import / Export controls (dual-use, military, chemicals, ODS)
  • Sanctions
  • Origin / preference & FTA management
  • Classification (customs & export controls)
  • Customs valuation
  • Incoterms
  • GTS & master data management


ECTI Export Control Compliance Professional - EAR/ITAR
University of Cambridge (ESOL / CELTA)
University of Ottawa (Hon. B. Comm., International Management)
University of Ottawa (B. Admin.)


  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Practical Experience

since 2017
Senior Compliance Advisor at MME
2013 - 2017
Head Export Control & Trade Affairs (aerospace & manufacturing)
2008 - 2010
Trade Facilitation Technical Assistance, World Trade Organisation
2005 - 2007
Origin Policy & FTA Negotiations, Canada Customs (CBSA)