Brazil

Sep. 19, 2019

MPs in Austria Reject EU-Mercosur Free Trade Deal

Citing environmental concerns, no major political parties in the Austrian parliament supported passing the deal. Many want the government to veto it all together, while one wants to renegotiate.

Aug. 26, 2019

Amazon Wildfires Threaten the EU - Mercosur Trade Deal

Fearing environmental destruction in the Amazonia due to the thousands of fires, European countries are asking for guarantees from Brazil that the fires will be dealt with before concluding the pact.

Aug. 9, 2019

Producers and Exporters Eagerly Await Ratification of EU-Mercosur Deal

The trade deal will eliminate tariffs on both Mercosur and E.U. exports and creates the world's largest bloc of olive oil consumers and producers.

May. 20, 2019

Record Year for South Americans at NYIOOC

Brazil, Chile and Argentina all enjoyed unprecedented wins, smashing previous records for overall and Gold Awards received. Uruguay also managed to win one Best in Class.

Feb. 25, 2019

Mixed Fortunes From 2019 Harvest in Brazil

While the sector continues to trend upwards, producers from the center of the country faced a setback with heavy rains this spring. Producers in Brazil's south are rejoicing over a bountiful harvest.

Nov. 9, 2018

Olive Oil Imports Reach Record in Brazil

Only the United States and Italy import more olive as consumption continues to grow in Latin America’s most populous country.

Nov. 28, 2016

Brazilian Politics: 10, Olive Oil: 0

Olive oil producers like Rafael Marchetti find themselves in a catch-22. Whereas their niche food industry is welcomed and needed in Brazil, the political and economic whirlwind sweeping the country doesn't seem like it will end anytime soon.

Oct. 13, 2016

World Olive Oil Production Slips, Brazilian Imports Sharply Lower

The latest figures from the International Olive Council predict a 7-percent drop in production and sharply lower imports by Brazil after years of growth.

Mar. 17, 2016

Project Aims to Bring Social Change through Olive Oil in Brazil

Social Trees wants to plant thousands of olive trees, producing olive oil in support of youth education in the Rio Grande do Sul region’s poorer communities.

Jan. 12, 2014

Brazilian Olive Oil Imports Continue Boom

Brazilian imports of olive oil show no signs of slowing and, though still in its infancy, domestic production is also on the rise.

Oct. 15, 2013

Olive Oil Promotional Campaign Launches in Brazil

“It goes with everything that’s good” is the slogan behind a new campaign to teach Brazilians about the health benefits and culinary versatility of olive oil and table olives.

Oct. 8, 2013

Spanish Olive Oil Exploring Other Worlds

Its world-wide renown is on the increase and, in recent years, in emerging markets such as China and Brazil it has become far stronger.

Oct. 26, 2010

Recipe Contest in Brazil Promotes Spanish Olive Oil

The campaign to promote Spanish olive oil throughout Brazil is seen as a key strategic move to woo the consumer base of a country yet to be dominated by a single olive oil provider.