Maritime Piracy: Part I: An Overview of Trends, Costs and Trade-Related Implications

This report, published in two parts, highlights some of the costs as well as trade‐related implications of maritime piracy and takes stock of key regulatory and other initiatives that have been pursued by the international community in an effort to combat piracy, in particular following the escalation of piracy off the coast of Somalia/Gulf of Aden/Indian Ocean. Part I of the report sets the scene and provides some figures and statistics trends in maritime piracy and related crimes. It also highlights some of the key issues at stake by focusing on the potential first order and second order costs and some of the broader trade‐related implications of maritime piracy.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Part II of the report, entitled "Maritime Piracy, Part II: An Overview of the International Legal Framework and of Multilateral Cooperation to Combat Piracy," has been published separately as document UNCTAD/DTL/TLB/2013/3. 
  • Corporate Authors:

    United Nations

    Conference on Trade and Development, Palais des Nations, B-14 Avenue de al Paix
    1211 Geneva 10,   Switzerland 
  • Authors:
    • Asariotis, Regina
    • Benamara, Hassiba
    • Premti, Anila
    • Lavelle, Jennifer
  • Publication Date: 2014


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: 47p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01536410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UNCTAD/DTL/TLB/2013/1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 2014 11:10AM