import/export

EU to Import 70,000 Tons of Duty-Free Tunisian Olive Oil to Help Recovery Since Terror Attacks

European Members of Parliament have endorsed a plan to help the Tunisian economy in the wake of last year’s terrorists attacks by allowing 70,000 tons of duty-free olive oil imports.

U.S. Producers’ Group, Waving ’60 Minutes’ Report, Calls Trade Agreement a ‘Missed Opportunity’

The American Olive Oil Producers Association said the Trans-Pacific Partnership "should have been the beginning of a forum of New World olive oil producing countries."
Special Report

Problems, Prospects for Greek Olive Oil

Sevitel president Grigoris Antoniadis expects a good year for Greek olive oil, with production and price levels returning to normal. He discusses anticipated changes in taxation that could affect the industry.

Farmers in Spain Seek Stop to Duty-Free Imports from Morocco

COAG Andalucia raises concerns over Moroccan olive oil imports after the annulment of 2012 EU trade agreement.
Olive Oil Times Special

Harvest Will Not Recoup Low Stocks in Spain

A report by the USDA Global Agricultural Information Network estimates that production in Spain this season will not make up for the depleted stores.

European Commission Issues New Guidelines on ‘Joint Selling’ of Olive Oil and Other Foods

The new guidelines set out three "efficiency-based" derogations to EU antitrust rules that allow producers to jointly sell and set prices, volumes and other terms under certain conditions.
Special Report

Taiwan and U.K. Delegations Tour Italian Olive Oil Centers

Buyers and journalists are in Italy with the hope of expanding trade in olive oils from Tuscany, Campania and Lombardy.

Politicized Debate in Greece Over Proposed EU Increase in Tunisian Quotas

Greek unionists and politicians have belatedly begun to debate the European Commission (EC) proposal to increase duty-free imports of Tunisian olive oil into the EU.