In today’s hasty world, where problems often defy in-house solutions, consulting firms emerge as beacons of expertise and guidance. Among these, TPM Consultants, founded in 1999 by the dynamic duo Mr. A. K. Gupta and Mrs. Kavita Gupta, shines brightly. They are the problem-solvers, the pathfinders, and the catalysts for business success, dedicated to unravelling complex challenges and charting the way forward.
With over two decades of unwavering dedication, TPM Consultants leads the way in international trade solutions. They are champions of fairness and protectors of domestic producers, both in India and worldwide, against unfair trade.
TPM’s mission is simple: shield domestic industries from the impact of unfair imports. They arm businesses with powerful tools like anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, and safeguard measures. Their commitment knows no borders; they safeguard exporters and importers in investigations across the globe, US and Canada to China, Indonesia etc. TPM’s footprint spans 1400 trade remedial investigations.
TPM isn’t just a consultancy firm; it’s a skilled orchestra of professionals. They navigate the complexities of trade, handling tariffs, non-tariff measures, trade policies, and more. Their specialty lies in trade remedies, guarding Indian industries against unfair competition from foreign imports. They’ve also served industries from chemicals to electronics, from big manufacturers to MSMEs with end-to-end expertise.
TPM’s philosophy is simple: once a client, always a client. Their dedication knows no bounds. They offer full solutions by staying with clients from start to finish. They guide the industry from gathering information to representing them during investigation and, if required, even in courts, handling every step in between.
Mr. A. K. Gupta, the Managing Director of TPM Consultants, exemplifies the dedication and passion required to embark on the entrepreneurial journey. Mr. Gupta holds a Master’s degree in Management Studies from the esteemed BITS, Pilani, and is a certified Cost Accountant and a member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
Before establishing TPM Consultants, he served as an Assistant Director within the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties. In this role, he played a pivotal part in formulating questionnaires and amendments, representing the Government across various jurisdictions. Driven by a courageous entrepreneurial spirit, he made the bold decision to resign from his government position and venture into private practice, ultimately founding TPM Consultants.
Through unwavering dedication and relentless hard work, Mr. Gupta has earned a well-deserved reputation as an esteemed specialist in the field. His impressive track record, which includes handling the highest number of cases, firmly establishes him as an icon in the realm of trade remedies. His unparalleled passion and unwavering commitment have fostered enduring relationships with his clientele.
As the driving force behind TPM, Mrs. Kavita Gupta, a visionary female entrepreneur, navigates the company towards its goals. Armed with an M.A. in Economics from Rajasthan University, she brings invaluable expertise from her 14-years tenure at Punjab National Bank. Mrs. Gupta is the Director of Finance, Human Resources and Administration.
As a leader, she has ensured that the TPM team is woven together like a family. She is the backbone of the success of TPM by ensuring that operational and strategic goals are realised while creating a positive work environment that allows the team to develop. Under her able guidance, TPM has grown manifolds over the years, to achieve its vision.
Mr. Praveen Khandelwal, an unwavering entrepreneur, has been a cornerstone of TPM’s journey since its inception. With a global perspective, he has skillfully navigated trade remedial cases in regions such as the US, European Union, Brazil, Argentina, and Indonesia. His academic foundation includes a commerce degree from Ajmer University, Ajmer.
Mr. Rajesh Sharma, another determined entrepreneur, has been an integral part of TPM for over 20 years. As the head of the litigation team, he has effectively represented various industries before CESTAT, the High Courts and the Supreme Court. Mr. Sharma’s academic background includes a law degree from Rajasthan University, Jaipur-Rajasthan.
These individuals are at the heart of TPM’s success, each contributing their unique skills and expertise to the organisation’s journey.
"A strong passion for our work, and the zeal to provide the best results for our clients and Indian Industry; sets us apart from others. We also believe this passion drives us to constantly improve and innovate. Our ability to work well under pressure while also maintaining a positive attitude, has allowed us to successfully manage multiple projects with tight deadlines, resulting in high-quality deliverables and satisfied clients”, Says Mr. A. K. Gupta.
TPM’s service offerings are a testament to these ethos, designed to meet their client’s demands with exceptional dedication:
Trade Remedial Measures - Protecting Indian industries from unfair imports, aiding exporters from India in trade remedial investigations initiated against India.
Government Support - Assisting the Indian government in anti-subsidy investigations on Indian exports.
Non-Tariff Barriers - TPM provides a complete range of services, from advising domestic producers regarding non-tariff measures, representing them before relevant authorities and assisting them with compliance once a measure is notified.
Trade Policies - TPM also represents the interests of the industry before different authorities about trade policies such as FTP, FTAs etc.
Success isn’t handed out easily; it’s earned through hard work and perseverance. TPM Consultants, just like any other success story, faced its fair share of challenges. In its early days, the landscape of trade remedies was just populated, with only a handful of firms equipped to address the industry’s pressing need for protection against unfair competition.
TPM emerged as a beacon of dedication, swiftly gaining recognition for its high success rate. It became the preferred choice for domestic producers seeking trade remedial measures. Despite the rise of numerous competitors over time, TPM’s position endures due to its unparalleled expertise in the field.
In the grand quest for success, the journey of TPM Consultants serves as a shining beacon of inspiration. With unwavering dedication and relentless effort, TPM Consultants have carved their name in an industry where others would not have succeeded.
Their remarkable journey has earned them prestigious accolades, including being recognised among the “Top 10 Most Valuable Law Firms in 2017” by Insights Success and securing a spot in the esteemed “25 Fast-Growing Legal Consultant Companies in India” by The CEO Magazine. Their crowning achievement as “Consultants of the Year 2019” by Business Connect, along with the distinction of being one of the “10 Admired Companies To Watch in 2019” by the CEO Story, showcases their unparalleled commitment to excellence.
With over two decades of serving India’s top manufacturing industries, TPM Consultants stand as pioneers in the realm of trade remedies, setting the course for a new era of consultancy and inspiring all who dare to chase success.
TPM recognises the pivotal role of technology in reshaping consultancy services, erasing global barriers and enhancing accessibility. Moving forward, the firm aims to expand its presence in major countries worldwide, with a focus on trade defence actions in the USA, Europe, and China.
Building on its rich legacy of supporting Indian industries in diverse global regions, TPM’s unparalleled expertise and proven success drive its expansion. With a dedication to nurturing talent and a vision of establishing branch offices both nationally and overseas, TPM’s trajectory is one of continued excellence and global outreach.
Mr. A. K. Gupta advises future entrepreneurs to stay in demand by honing their speciality, developing business development skills, and consistently enhancing their problem-solving and business acumen.
Mr. A. K. Gupta