USITC

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.

Importers and California Producers Begin a Dialogue in Davis

In an unlikely meeting, California olive oil producers met with major olive oil importers at U.C. Davis to find common ground.
Special Report

Olive Oil Importers Say Trade Commission Report ‘Fell Short’

The North American Olive Oil Association said the USITC report "fell short of the objective analysis that Congress requested."

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

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.
Special Report

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.

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.