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Feb. 17, 2020

No New US Tariffs on Spanish Olive Oil Imports

The United States Trade Representative decided not to add new tariffs to Spanish packaged and bulk olive oil imports. The USTR will revise the list once again in August.

Feb. 14, 2020

Quality Controls in Europe Need Improvement, Study Finds

Virgin olive oil promoted as extra virgin is a common infringement in the E.U., a new study found.

Feb. 12, 2020

Production in Spain Lower than Anticipated

The latest harvest data suggests Spain will produce less than one million tons of olive oil, a significant decrease from last autumn's estimates.

Jan. 31, 2020

'Oleotourism' Becomes Law in Italy

With the adoption of the 2020 budget in Italy, oleotourism is enshrined into law.

Jan. 30, 2020

Spain Wins First Battle Against U.S. Tariffs on Table Olives

An American court's decision can open the way to alleviate tariffs on imported Spanish table olives to the U.S.

Jan. 26, 2020

Trump Wants a New Trade Deal with Europe

The president said he wants a new agreement with Europe in place before the November election.

Jan. 26, 2020

Australia Hails Sino-American Trade Deal, but Danger Lurks for Farmers

The new accord favors global economic growth in general but could lead to a reduction of the Australian share in the Chinese market.

Jan. 16, 2020

Alentejo Olive Oil Association Appoints First Executive Director

Gonçalo Almeida Simões brings 15 years of experience advocating for Portuguese agriculture to the European Union.

Jan. 15, 2020

Hephaestion Was a Friend of Alexander's, but Not Cretan Producers'

Adverse weather conditions in Crete caused further damage to olive oil growers and producers.

Jan. 14, 2020

Botanical Council Publishes Overview of Olive Oil Adulteration

The American Botanical Council has released a report detailing the causes of adulteration of olive oil and the issues surrounding olive oil counterfeiting, mislabeling and fraud.

Jan. 13, 2020

Dame Helen Mirren Narrates Xylella Video

Mirren spoke of the devastation caused by the disease, including the death of millions of olive trees across Europe and beyond.

Jan. 13, 2020

Olive Oil Culture Award Call for Entries

Contestants have until the end of March to submit projects celebrating the history, culture and tradition surrounding olive oil production in Spain.

Jan. 8, 2020

Olive Oil Times Turns 10, Gets New Look

Ten years and thousands of articles later, the mission has remained steadfast while the website's design has changed with the times.

Jan. 8, 2020

COOC Names New Exec. Director

Patricia King has been named executive director for the California Olive Oil Council after Patty Darragh's retirement last fall after 22 years with the council.

Jan. 6, 2020

Oman Reports a Good Harvest

Sixty tons of olives were harvested in Oman between August and December.

Jan. 2, 2020

Med Diet Tops List, Again

The Mediterranean diet led the US News & World Report’s annual list for the third consecutive year.

Jan. 2, 2020

E.U. Approves PGI for Apulia

"Olio di Puglia" PGI is entered in the register of protected geographical indications

Dec. 20, 2019

Olive Council Validates Red Tasting Glass

The International Olive Council validated a new red garnet glass for olive oil tasting

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