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Spanish Olive Oil Exports to U.S. Skyrocket 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.

Spanish Black Olive Exports to U.S. Halved Since Tariffs Imposed

Since tariffs were imposed in August 2018, Spanish olive producers and exporters have lost more than $50 million.
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Israel Requests Documents About Its Exclusion from Olive Council Meeting

The Israeli embassy in Madrid told the International Olive Council it does not recognize any of the decisions made at the 109th session.

The Give and Take of French Cultivars

Local olive varieties in France are known for their sensory qualities, if not for their yields.
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Deoleo Campaign Features a Taste Test by Indian Grandmothers

While the women were quick to comment on the lack of salt and use of spices, none noticed olive oil had replaced fats traditionally used in Indian cuisines.

Plans Stall for Buenos Aires ‘Quality Stamp’

Researchers found that a regional mark to identify local olive oils would add value, but a lack of cooperation among producers has led to inaction.
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Greeks Optimistic About Upcoming Harvest

Most producers are expecting a good harvest amid more favorable growing conditions than last year.

Xylella Spreads to Olive Trees in France

The two infected olive trees, which were kept for ornamental purposes, were detected in the towns of Antibes and Menton.