Africa and The Middle East

Israel Denounces EU Rules for Labeling Olive Oil from Occupied Territories

Settlements in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Golan Heights will be required to indicate their origin lies within an Israeli occupation.

Syria Says it Will Produce More Olive Oil this Year than Ever Before

Despite a raging civil war that has forced half its population to flee their homes, Syria is saying this will be a banner year for olive oil production.
Special Report

Tunisia Has a Moment as Top Olive Oil Exporter

Tunisia exported more olive oil than any other country for the 2014/2015 season

Italian Farmers Speak Out Against New EU Quota for Tunisian Olive Oil Imports

A proposed increase in Tunisia's quota will be damaging to the Italian sector, according to a farmers' group.
Olive Oil Times Special

In Wake of Terror Attacks, Hopes EU Olive Oil Deal Can Help Tunisian Economy

The European Union has adopted plans to help the country’s beleaguered economy after the terrorist attacks in June that lead to a decline in tourism.

N. African Producers Move from Bulk to Branded

Olive oil producers in Tunisia and Morocco, sensing an opportunity, are focused on improving olive oil quality and branding.
Special Report

Europe Increases Tunisia’s Export Quota

Tunisia will no longer be subject to the monthly export quotas which were fixed by the European Commission earlier this year.

Tunisian Olive Oil Exports Reach Record High

Record yields and huge demand from Italy and Spain launched Tunisian exports to new heights.