USITC

Mar. 14, 2019

Bell-Carter Cancels Table Olive Contracts in California

Citing the need to remain competitive in an increasingly global market as well as the high costs of production in California, the American table olive canner and retailer has canceled many of its contracts with local growers.

Aug. 8, 2017

Spanish Olive Farmers Concerned Over Possible 'Protectionist' US Measures

European table olive producers are growing concerned over the possibility of facing harsh measures as soon as September.

Jul. 17, 2017

U.S. Probes Allegations of Spanish Olive Dumping

The U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission are investigating whether Spanish olive companies are violating fair trade laws and receiving unfair subsidies.

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May. 5, 2016

Trade Deal Would Remove Tariff Imbalance for U.S. Olive Oil Producers

As American olive oil producers continue efforts to expand the market for their products, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would provide significant relief to exporters.

Apr. 21, 2016

U.S. Congress Directs FDA to Test Imported Olive Oils

The U.S. House Agricultural Committee directed the FDA to look into creating a sampling and testing system for imported oils and to report back to Congress on its findings.

Jan. 25, 2016

U.S. Producers' Group, Waving '60 Minutes' Report, Calls Trade Agreement a 'Missed Opportunity'

The American Olive Oil Producers Association said the Trans-Pacific Partnership "should have been the beginning of a forum of New World olive oil producing countries."

Nov. 11, 2013

EU Olive Oil Sector Eager for Details of New School Promotion Plan

A plan to promote olive oil and table olives in schools is among matters likely to be discussed at the European Commission’s Advisory Group on Olives and Derived Products.

Oct. 15, 2013

Quality Seal Sought to Protect Image of Spanish Olive Oil

Supporters say a proposed quality seal will help protect Spanish olive oil from “smear campaigns" by new producer countries.

Sep. 30, 2013

Greeks Respond to Calls for New Tests for Olive Oil Quality

We asked three prominent Greeks how they view the proposed adoption of new testing methods for extra virgin olive oils.

Sep. 30, 2013

Trade Commission Report Fails to Consider Latest E.U. Measures

As is often the case with government reports, one hand is paying no attention to what the other hand is doing.

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.

Sep. 23, 2013

Olive Council Welcomes U.S. Report, But Queries Objectivity in Parts

The IOC praised the U.S. International Trade Commission report but laments that "opinions as opposed to facts” are at times conveyed in it.

Sep. 17, 2013

Trade Commission Report a Good Read for New World Producers

A report released last week by the U.S. International Trade Commission made for a good weekend read, especially in California.

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