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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.

European Commission Will Allow Self-Storage

The announcement comes as low prices continue to cause hardship for olive growers and oil producers.
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Tens of Thousands Protest Olive Oil Prices in Madrid

Protestors called on the Spanish government and European Union to change how the industry is regulated, help producers cope with low prices and protect Spanish olive oil from U.S. tariffs.

Spain Reacts to U.S. Tariff on Olive Oil

The announcement of the U.S. tariffs comes as protestors head to Madrid to demand action on low olive oil prices. Government officials fear Andalusia, one of Spain's poorest regions, will be hit the hardest by the tariffs.

Andalusia Temporarily Bans Machine-Assisted Harvesting at Night

The ban will give the autonomous government time to research the impacts night-harvesting has on local and migrating bird populations.

Better Harvests Predicted in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia

A European Commission report predicts a three-percent increase in olive oil production in the E.U. due to reduced pest activity and some countries entering an on-year.
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Germany Announces Introduction of Controversial Food Labeling System

Despite their initial opposition to Nutriscore, Germany's Julia Klöckner last week gave the green light for the controversial food labeling system.

Olive Harvest Underway in Italy

Some producers are already at work, while many others are getting ready for a new olive oil campaign committed to the highest standards of quality.