table olives

Feb. 23, 2024

World Trade Organization Finds U.S. Noncompliant in Table Olive Trade Spat

The WTO ruled that the U.S. must remove tariffs on Spanish table olive imports, while a separate case is pending in the Court of Appeals.

Jan. 16, 2024

IOC Leader Focuses on Expanding Cultivation, Fighting Climate Change

The International Olive Council director, Jaime Lillo, says the future of olive oil production lies beyond the Mediterranean.

Jan. 3, 2024

Europe Grants PDO Status to Turkey's Çizik Zeytini Table Olives

Turkey now has E.U.-protected status for three table olive varieties while awaiting Protected Designation of Origin certification for another three.

Dec. 14, 2023

Traditional Turkish Olive Cultivation Practices Recognized by UNESCO

The U.N. agency said Turkey’s traditional grafting, milling and table olive production methods are valuable to our global culture and must be safeguarded.

Nov. 6, 2023

Cautious Optimism as Olive Harvest Gets Underway in California

Estimates suggest olive oil production could reach three million gallons, a significant increase over last year.

Jul. 19, 2023

Researchers in California Test New Solutions for Olive Fruit Fly

Researchers at the University of California are testing a range of insecticide products for efficacy in controlling olive fruit flies.

Feb. 6, 2023

Greek Producers Ask for a Commission to Promote Exports

Greek olive producers seek the establishment of a permanent commission to promote olive exports.

Jan. 3, 2023

Moroccan University to Offer Olive Oil Master’s Degree

The two-year degree program is meant to help professionalize the increasingly-important table olive and olive oil sectors in the North African country.

Dec. 30, 2022

Olive Council Forecasts Significant Production Decline

Olive oil production is expected to fall to 2.73 million tons in the 2022/23 crop year, largely due to drought and inclement weather in the Mediterranean.

Dec. 12, 2022

Record-High Olive Oil and Fruit Yields Anticipated in Iran

Authorities anticipate olive oil production could reach 17,000 tons in 2022/23. They hope the bumper harvest will result in more exports and stimulate domestic consumption.

Nov. 10, 2022

A Predicted Record Harvest Would Make Turkey the World’s Second-Largest Olive Oil Producer

The country’s olive oil and table olive yields are expected to reach record highs. Officials hope to export more olive oil to Europe and grow domestic demand.

Nov. 10, 2022

Azerbaijan President Inaugurates Country's Largest Olive Mill

The country's largest mill has been built ahead of an anticipated boom in table olive and olive oil production.

Oct. 24, 2022

Farmers in Gaza Expect Bumper Harvest

Growers expect to harvest 45 tons of olives, allowing them to meet domestic demand for olive oil and table olives and export the rest.

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Nov. 30, 2021

Egypt Expects Lower Production After Extreme Weather Damages Groves

In many parts of Egypt, yields are expected to be between 50 and 80-percent below the average. However, producers are optimistic about the future.

Nov. 20, 2021

WTO Rules in Favor of Spanish Producers in Table Olive Dispute

The WTO said anti-subsidy tariffs imposed by the United States on Spanish producers in 2018 were illegal. However, the organization rules anti-dumping tariffs could remain.

Nov. 17, 2021

Production in Turkey Rebounds as Farmers Show Their Resilience

Olive oil production in Turkey is expected to exceed 235,000 tons, the country’s second-highest total. Table olive production will reach a record high.

Nov. 8, 2021

Global Olive Oil Imports Slip

The latest International Olive Council data show that olive oil imports have decreased globally, while table olives imports are on the rise.

Oct. 27, 2021

Heat and Drought Hamper Olive Harvest in Morocco

Olive production could fall by 30 percent from earlier forecasts. Experts expect the country to keep getting hotter and drier.

Sep. 23, 2021

WTO Delays Judgement on Spanish Black Olive Tariffs for Third Time

The European Union and the United States are negotiating a solution to the disagreement over anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Spain.

Sep. 14, 2021

As Deadline Passes to Decide Future of U.S. Tariffs, Spanish Table Olive Producers Suffer

Spain’s main table olive producers’ association said the U.S. tariffs imposed on black Spanish table olive imports in 2017 have cost the sector €150 million in exports.

Aug. 23, 2021

Researchers Find Ways to Reduce Acrylamide in Table Olives

The concentration of the compound, which is carcinogenic, can be impacted by the maturation stage, length of storage period and type of washing treatment.

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