U.S. Marketing Order

Jan. 5, 2015

California Olive Ranch Acquires Lucini Italia

The largest American olive oil producer, announced its acquisition of Lucini Italia, a producer and importer of Italian extra virgin olive oils.

Sep. 18, 2014

California Approves Olive Oil Standards

The California olive oil industry is cheering as the state adopts new standards for olive oil produced in the state.

May. 6, 2014

Who’s Who On New Olive Oil Commission of California

To improve the state’s competitiveness the commission is expected to set meaningful and mandatory olive oil standards.

Feb. 12, 2014

Farm Bill Notes Call on Agencies to 'Remove Obstacles' to Olive Oil Trade

The Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committee of Conference to the Farm Bill urges action on standards, enforcement and tariffs.

Oct. 17, 2013

Concern in Europe Over New Olive Oil Standards

Europe’s olive oil sector is keeping a wary eye on the United States and Australia for any moves to introduce mandatory quality standards, the minutes of an E.U. consultation committee show.

Sep. 25, 2013

U.S. Launches Coordinated Strikes on E.U. Olive Oil Strongholds from Washington and Sacramento

It might not have been the offensive many were expecting over the past few weeks, though it was carefully targeted.

Nov. 28, 2012

European Commission Calls Proposed Olive Oil Marketing Order 'Unfair'

The E.U. Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said a proposed U.S. marketing order for olive oil would cause unfair delays and costs.

Nov. 14, 2012

Spain Announces 6-Month Program to Monitor Olive Oil Quality

A special campaign of random checks will target Spain’s olive oil sector testing olive oil quality and traceability.

Nov. 7, 2012

California's 462,000-Acre 'Field of Dreams'

American olive oil producers and foreign suppliers are headed for a showdown. What's really at stake in the looming olive oil trade war?

Nov. 2, 2012

European Commission Asked to Act on Threat of U.S. 'Trade Barriers'

Concerns have been raised in the European Parliament about potential harm for E.U. exporters from the proposed U.S. marketing order.

Oct. 24, 2012

Spanish Producers Fear Imminent U.S. Import Restrictions

Spanish olive oil producers are up in arms over the “unfair” and “absurd” marketing order being considered in the United States Congress.

Oct. 4, 2012

Trade Commission Investigates Olive Oil Industry 'Competitiveness'

The global competitiveness of the U.S. commercial olive oil industry will be the subject of a U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) investigation.

Sep. 5, 2012

European Union Olive Oil, A Legislative Reality

Olive oil is becoming an “EU product” backed by Brussels through iron-clad rules regarding standards, labeling, marketing, health and nutritional claims and environmental rules.