N. America

Feb. 17, 2020

Bill Aims to Protect 'Made in California' Brand

A proposed bill would prevent consumers from being misled into buying 'California' olive oils that are actually from somewhere else.

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. 16, 2020

Italian Olive Oil Spared in Latest U.S. Tariff Review

Italians applaud the decision while U.S. trade officials warn that a future review could involve products that were not included this time.

Feb. 6, 2020

Acesur Announces New Facility in Virginia

The major Spanish producer Acesur says it will bring $11 million in investment and 29 new jobs to Suffolk, Virginia.

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. 27, 2020

Wildfires Unlikely to Impact 2019 Production Figures in California

Olive growers have largely been spared the fate of wine producers, who are likely to suffer setbacks from the Kincade fire that raged through Sonoma county late last year.

Oct. 16, 2019

Importers Ask for Tariff Exemption for Goods Shipped Before October

The NAOOA and 80 other trade organizations argue that tariffs applied to goods shipped from Europe prior to October would only hurt American importers and consumers.

Oct. 3, 2019

Spanish Olive Oil on Final List of Retaliatory Tariffs on E.U. Goods

Along with some Spanish olive oils, certain types of table olives from both France and Spain will also face a 25-percent tariff on U.S. imports. Olive oils from Italy, Portugal and Greece will be unaffected.

Oct. 2, 2019

U.S. Can Impose $7.5 Billion of Tariffs on European Goods, WTO Says

Officials in the United States have yet to decide which goods will be subject to the tariffs. Olive oil and table olives were both included in preliminary lists.

Oct. 1, 2019

Olive Oil Commission of California Funds Research

The OOCC's research projects for the new fiscal year will give the state's producers insight into the control of olive knot and olive anthracnose.

Sep. 30, 2019

California Olive Oil Industry Adopts Stricter Labeling Requirements

The Olive Oil Commission of California announced new rules that will apply to large producers, including adding best by dates to all olive oil labels and tightening the rules regarding how olive oil provenance is labeled.

Sep. 18, 2019

Spanish Olive Oil Exports to U.S. Surge Ahead of WTO Decision

The WTO has reportedly decided whether it will approve tariffs on European goods headed to the U.S. and is set to make an announcement soon. Until then, importers are accelerating purchasing schedules in order stock up on Spanish oils.

Aug. 28, 2019

Producers in California Expect a Return to Normal Yields This Season

The California Olive Oil Council estimates that olive oil production will reach about 4.0 million gallons this year, a 135-percent increase compared with last year's dismal harvest.

Mar. 14, 2019

Bell-Carter Cancels Table Olive Contracts in California

Citing the need to remain competitive in an increasingly global market as well as the high costs of production in California, the American table olive canner and retailer has canceled many of its contracts with local growers.

Mar. 13, 2019

2018 Harvest Survey Reveals Season Marked by Climatic Challenges

Olive Oil Times asked producers around the world how they fared during the 2018 olive harvest season.

Mar. 10, 2019

NYIOOC Returns to International Culinary Center

The International Culinary Center in New York will host the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition and its Sommelier Certification Program back-to-back this May.

Mar. 4, 2019

Ban on Trans Fats in NYC Restaurants Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

A recently published study found that overall trans fat levels had fallen by around 57 percent and people who frequently dined out benefited from a greater decrease of around 62 percent.

Feb. 28, 2019

Sommelier Program to Follow 2019 NYIOOC

The eighth edition of the widely acclaimed program for olive oil sensory evaluation will follow the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition this May.

Feb. 27, 2019

Poor Harvests Lead to More Vigilance in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers to be on the lookout for fraudulently labeled olive oil in light of the poor European harvest this year.

Feb. 19, 2019

Auburn University Raising Money for Olive Oil and Alzheimer's Research

Researchers at Auburn University have found that a compound in extra virgin olive oil might be valuable for helping prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Feb. 12, 2019

Olive Growing Seminar Returns to UC Davis

About 75 professional and aspiring olive farmers will gather at the Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater in Davis, California for an olive growing master class hosted by the Olive Center and instructed by several experts.

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