USITC

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.

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.
Special Report

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.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

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."
Special Report

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.

U.S. Seeks to Erase Tariffs on Olive Oil

Among the goals listed in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is the elimination of tariffs on agricultural products.