South America World Olive Oil Imports Fall Dismal trade data marks the start of the 2013/14 olive oil season with imports down in all the major markets, according to figures in the International Olive Council’s latest newsletter. Chile Bets On Russia As Emerging Olive Oil Market Chile held its first exhibition in Moscow, Russia, where importers, distributors and journalists sampled oils from seven Chilean producers. Brazilian Olive Oil Imports Continue Boom Brazilian imports of olive oil show no signs of slowing and, though still in its infancy, domestic production is also on the rise. Uruguayan Producers Say Exports Will Triple Last Year’s Increased local consumption, exports and market mobilization continue to demonstrate Uruguay's potential as a small but vital player on the world olive oil stage. Argentina’s Olive Oil Industry In Crisis Argentina's olive oil industry is struggling to compete on the world stage and lacks the internal market to absorb the resulting surplus. Olive Oil Promotional Campaign Launches in Brazil “It goes with everything that’s good” is the slogan behind a new campaign to teach Brazilians about the health benefits and culinary versatility of olive oil and table olives. First ‘Oro Chile’ to Recognize Latin American Olive Oil Excellence The Chilean Center of Chemical Development is organizing an extra virgin olive oil competition called Oro Chile 2013. Uruguay Joins International Olive Council Uruguay has become the second South American country to join the International Olive Council following Argentina, which signed on in 2009. Peru Must Lift Anti-Subsidy Duties on Italian and Spanish Olive Oil A Peruvian tribunal has quashed anti-subsidy duties the country had been imposing on imports of Italian and Spanish olive oil. Argentina Olive Oil Sector Seeks to Rebuild After a very rocky year plagued by climate factors, high costs and falling prices, Argentina's olive oil sector approaches 2013 with caution. Council Recognizes Chilean Tasting Panel Chile raises its standing in the international olive oil community by receiving the IOC's prestigious sensory analysis panel certification. Argentina Declares Olive Oil a ‘National Food’ A new initiative will promote domestic marketing, production and consumption of olive oil in Argentina, where for every four liters of oil produced, just one is consumed at home. Valencian Company Wins Contract to Promote Olive Oil in Brazil The campaign in Brazil, the world’s fifth most populous country, will be run by Grupo AGR Comunicación. © 2014 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.