Gord Kurbis


As Director of Market Access and Trade Policy at Pulse Canada, Gord works on behalf of growers and exporters of pulses and special crops to bring resolution to a wide range of market access issues that can arise across the 160+ countries that import from Canada, the world’s largest exporter of pulse crops.

He also helps position the pulse industry to get out in front of future trade problems before they occur. As part of that, Gord is former co-chair of the Government of Canada’s Industry/Government MRL Task Force, and leads a Canadian multi-commodity project on harmonized MRLs that has wide representation across field crops and horticulture crops in Canada.

Gord has an MSc in agricultural economics and has spent 19 years in the Canadian grain industry in the areas of market access, market analysis, trade policy, marketing and quality assurance. He has been with Pulse Canada since 2007.