Please note that only certain trade to Venezuela is permitted, please see Circular C1-2023 for details.
Please also refer to Circular C4-2020 for further details regarding the Venezuela Trade Prohibition.
The limits of the AP area are defined as the waters within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Venezuela and includes the offshore installations that are operating within that area and internal waterways including the Maracaibo Channel and the Orinoco River.
IMB reports maritime kidnapping at a 10 year high
More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years. The ICC International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) annual piracy report published on the 10th January reveals a three-fold increase in kidnappings since 2015 despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998.