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Gustav Brink "is extremely attentive to detail and impressively knowledgeable of the South African trade remedies' practice".

- WWL Trade and Customs

He was highly regarded by the beneficiary for his intellectual abilities and his dedication to achieve results. He was a well respected and appreciated colleague by the international team of experts.

- Paul Baker, Trade Economics

In 1992, Gustav Brink was a founding member of South Africa's trade remedies authority (then the Board on Tariffs and Trade, now the International Trade Administration Commission or ITAC). He is the only founding member still practicing trade remedies. He remained with the board until 1998, when he became a partner at International Trade Services, the only trade remedies consultancy in South Africa at the time.

In 2001, he was headhunted by government to assist with the transformation from the Board to ITAC, and was appointed as Director: Trade Remedies Policy, where he was responsible for drafting South Africa's trade remedies regulations and provided technical training to the investigating officers and the commissioners.

On completion of the work het was contacted for, he left ITAC and set up Brindis Remedies (trading as Trade Remedies ZA or TRZA) in 2004. Since then, TRZA has worked on various anti-dumping, countervailing, and safeguard investigations in South Africa, Brazil, Canada, the EU, Indonesia, and India; drafted or revised trade remedies legislation for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, the EU, Indonesia, Jamaica, Lesotho, Mauritius, Pakistan, Seychelles, Small Island Economies of the Pacific (PICTA), Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, the UK, Ukraine, Vanuatu, and Zambia; and given technical training on trade remedies to officials (and often to the private sector) in most of these countries.

TRZA has created programmes to determine the margin of dumping and/or injury for seven countries.

Gustav's doctoral thesis was a comparative analysis of the WTO, EU, US, and South African anti-dumping systems, and he wrote the only textbook on the South African trade remedies system, edited the book on the major anti-dumping system in the world, contributed chapters to various textbooks on trade remedies and WTO dispute settlement, and published more than 30 peer review and other technical publications on trade remedies, WTO dispute settlement and fisheries subsidies. He has lectured on international trade law and policy at various universities, including several in South Africa, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mauritius, and Sri Lanka.

TRZA has provided training to governments on regulatory impact assessments (and have undertaken a number of regulatory impact assessments, notably in the plastics industry), trade negotiations, trade facilitation, export diversification, the fourth industrial revolution, LDC graduation, and WTO accession.

With offices in Rietfontein, Pretoria, TRZA are within 20 minutes from ITAC, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) and the Department of Trade and Industry, and within 60-90 minutes from most private clients and industrial associations.

TRZA is part of the Strategic Alliance on WTO and Trade Remedies Law and Practice (, which brings together top legal minds in all major jurisdictions.

TRZA has links and cooperation agreements with several other consultants in South Africa, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, the EU, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Pakistan, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, the US, and Vietnam.

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