High Seas Sale Model

Yogesh Verma (5 Points)

23 February 2024  


Q. Mr. A (China), Mr. B (Singapore) and Mr. C (India).

Goods were first exported from China to Singapore. But before it cleared the custom frontier of Singapore, Mr. B sold (high-seas sale) it to Mr. C. Mr. C (India) don't want it's competitors in India to know about it's original supplier - Mr. A (China).

If such high-seas -sale takes place, can such business confidentiality for Mr. C (India) be maintained so that no one in India can know about the original supplier (Mr. A of China) though if Mr. B (Singapore) identity is disclosed, it doesn't matter to Mr. C (India)?


Please answer. If possible, substantiate it with applicable law. 


Thank you!