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Jul. 13, 2021

Traffic Jam at World’s Fourth-Largest Port Disrupts Trade Flow

Shipping experts predict the global supply chain disruption caused by the recent closure of the Port of Yantian, in China, to last for months.

Mar. 12, 2021

New Plant Parasite Discovered in Chinese Vineyards

A new root-knot nematode species was identified in southwest China. Researchers are working to determine whether the parasite is as deadly as other species of nematodes.

Feb. 16, 2021

Olive Oil is Becoming One of Asia’s Most Popular Ingredients

Consumption and production are on the rise in Asia's two largest economies. Consumers still prefer imported brands to domestic ones.

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Jul. 22, 2020

Geographical Indications Protected in New China-E.U. Trade Deal

The PDO and PGI status of two dozen extra virgin olive oils from five different European countries will be formally protected as part of the deal, which is expected to be ratified later this year.

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.

Jul. 16, 2018

Can China Become a Major Olive Oil Producer?

China's growing demand is helping move forward domestic production.

Nov. 3, 2014

Mediterranean Olive Oil Exhibition in Shanghai

The SUDOLIVE Asia Olive Oil Exhibition was held in with its Mediterranean wine counterpart, VINISUD Asia this weekend in Shanghai.

Oct. 24, 2014

Executive Arrested in Taiwan Cooking Oil Scandal

Investigators say a Taiwan company blended pork lard and kitchen waste in its cooking oils sold to schools and, most likely, export markets.

Oct. 16, 2014

Farmers Denounce Yet Another Sale of 'Made In Italy'

At a time when disappointments seem to pile on top one another, some here ponder the repercussions of another foreign ownership of a marquis Italian brand.

Oct. 8, 2014

Chinese Co. Buys Majority Stake in Filippo Berio Producer

China's Bright Foods has acquired a majority stake in Italian olive oil producer Salov, maker of the top-selling Filippo Berio brand.

Sep. 9, 2014

U.S. Olive Oil Imports Bounce Back, Not So Much in China, Brazil

U.S. olive oil imports bounced back strongly, but the news is not as good in the other key markets of China and Brazil.

Sep. 9, 2014

Chinese Search Giant Unveils Chopsticks to Detect Olive Oil Quality

Baidu says its chopsticks can detect adulteration in olive oil and other foods.

Apr. 14, 2014

New Data Shows Continuing Decline in World Olive Oil Imports

A worrying fall in world trade in olive oil and olive pomace oil continues, the latest market figures shows.

Mar. 22, 2011

Spain Pulls Ahead in Olive Oil Sales to China

The battle for dominance within China’s olive oil market is still very much underway but Spanish producers are now said to be pushing ahead.

Mar. 1, 2011

Turkish Olive Oil Aims for Asia

Turkey is one of the producing countries that have embarked on an aggressive marketing campaign in the Asian region for the promotion of its olives and olive oil.

Jan. 31, 2011

China Lightens Spanish Olive Oil Stock with $9 Million Order

Chinese vice premier Li Keqiang‘s visit to Spain resulted in a $7.5 billion trade agreement that includes a nine million dollar purchase of Spanish olive oil stock.

Jan. 6, 2011

Spain Olive Oil Giant Hojiblanca Gets 3,000 Ton Order from China Co.

The deal marks a major breakthrough for the world's largest olive oil company, which seemed to be failing so far to capitalize on the huge emerging market.

Jan. 3, 2011

Tunisia Eyes China for Share of Emerging Olive Oil Market

Most believe the key to the future success of the Tunisian oil industry will be to mind its reputation and focus on the quality of the olive oils it produces.

Dec. 8, 2010

Chef Calls Olive Oil "Perfect" for Chinese Cuisine

The executive chef of the Great Wall Hotel in Beijing, said that olive oil is perfect for cooking Chinese food, "especially for stewing, braising, and earthen pot cooking."

Oct. 12, 2010

Spanish Olive Oil Continues Push into China

A recent study found that 82% of olive oil sold in China is labeled extra virgin, with Spain providing nearly half of the olive oil consumed in the huge emerging market.

Aug. 4, 2010

Cooking with Olive Oil in China

The rise in the use of cooking oils has been provoked by the economic growth of the past two decades which has made oil, once scarce and prohibitively expensive, common and affordable.

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