South America

May. 25, 2020

Latin American Producers Celebrate Another Successful Year at NYIOOC

Producers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico overcame drought and other challenges during the 2019 harvest to win a combined 14 awards at the World Olive Oil Competition.

Jan. 10, 2020

Olive Oil Production, Exports Smash Records in Uruguay

In 2019, Uruguay quadrupled its olive oil production relative to the previous year. As trees come into maturity, production is likely to continue trending upwards.

Oct. 17, 2019

Chile's First Olive Oil Guide Launched in Santiago

Guía Oliva 2019 reviews and rates extra virgin and flavored olive oils that are sold in Chile.

Sep. 9, 2019

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.

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.

Jul. 22, 2019

EU-Mercosur Agreement Paves the Way for Tax-free Agricultural Trade

It is the largest deal the EU has struck in terms of tariff reduction, and also the one that has raised most concerns for repercussions on various business sectors and the environment.

Jul. 5, 2018

Production, Exports and Quality Main Issues for South American Producers

Representatives of the South American olive sector and government allies discussed the future of the sector, including the potential for an Olive Coordination Board for the Americas.

Jun. 21, 2018

Inside the Final Day of the 107th IOC Council of Members Session

Diplo­matic and trade ten­sions loomed large over what was oth­er­wise an unevent­ful con­clu­sion to the 107th ses­sion of the Coun­cil of Mem­bers meet­ing of the Inter­na­tional Olive Coun­cil (IOC), which con­cluded today in Buenos Aires. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of each mem­ber nation took turns read­ing out the find­ings of each of the four com­mit­tees, which were closed

May. 31, 2018

Olive Council Session Returns to S. America

The 107th meeting of the organization will take place next month in Buenos Aires and will be followed by a seminar on olive growing in the Americas.

May. 16, 2018

S. American Producers Celebrate NYIOOC Wins

Producers from four countries touted the success as proof of the high quality of South American extra virgin olive oil.

Jan. 30, 2018

Poor Olive Harvests in Europe Lead to Boom in Exports From Mendoza

Olive oil sales in Mendoza doubled this year, mostly to Brazil, Canada, Chile, the United States, Mexico and Spain.

Aug. 16, 2017

California Olive Ranch Joins with S. American Producers in New 'Americas Blend'

The leading American olive oil producer is sourcing oils from South America in its continuing pursuit of market share.

Mar. 28, 2017

Building Chilean Identity Through EVOO

Founded in 2006, Chile's Austral Family Estates is rapidly -- and thoughtfully -- garnering international acclaim.

Apr. 5, 2013

Peru Must Lift Anti-Subsidy Duties on Italian and Spanish Olive Oil

A Peruvian tribunal has quashed anti-subsidy duties the country had been imposing on imports of Italian and Spanish olive oil.

Feb. 7, 2013

Argentina Olive Oil Sector Seeks to Rebuild

After a very rocky year plagued by climate factors, high costs and falling prices, Argentina's olive oil sector approaches 2013 with caution.

Dec. 1, 2012

Argentina Declares Olive Oil a ‘National Food’

A new initiative will promote domestic marketing, production and consumption of olive oil in Argentina, where for every four liters of oil produced, just one is consumed at home.

Nov. 19, 2012

Chile's Olisur Continues International Expansion

With a strong presence in the USA, Canada and Japan, Chilean manufacturer Olisur continues to push international expansion.

Nov. 16, 2012

Quality is Key for Uruguay’s Growing Olive Oil Sector

The olive oil sector is set to reach a half million liters this year, and industry representatives say the key to further growth is quality.

Oct. 14, 2012

In Argentina, a Push to Make Olive Oil a 'National Food'

A proposed campaign aims to boost domestic sales, stimulate production and change the perception of olive oil among Argentine consumers.

Oct. 14, 2012

Campaign for Spanish Olive Oil in Mexico City

Eight of Mexico City’s top restaurants will feature Spanish extra virgin olive oil as the star as part of a month-long campaign.

Jul. 17, 2012

Uruguay Moves to Join Olive Council

At its annual meeting the International Olive Council said Uruguay has begun the process to join the intergovernmental organization.

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