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2018/15/02 - Once the provisional data regarding January 31, provided by the Spanish Agency for Food Information and Control (AICA) -as expected in terms of production and very positive in terms of outputs- have been released, which clearly mark the current campaign, from Mercacei we have gathered the opinion of some leading operators in the sector in order to know their impact and effects in the coming months.
2018/03/05 - In the framework of its 51st meeting held in Amman, the Advisory Committee of the International Olive Council (IOC) reaffirmed the validity of the Sensory Tasting Panel for the organoleptic evaluation of virgin olive oils, requesting their enhanced application and protection against "false reports that do not help the sector or our organism."
2018/27/04 - On May 2 starts in Montreal SIAL Canada 2018, the leading event of the agri-food industry in the North American country. In this edition, Spain will be the guest of honor, which makes this event a great showcase for Spanish cuisine, in which extra virgin olive oil will have a privileged place. ICEX Spain Exports and Investments organizes the participation of more than 55 Spanish companies in the event.
2018/26/04 - Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has said in Brussels that he expects the EU to increase the Tunisian olive oil quota and even eliminate the quota system. This regime was established in 2016 to allow the entry of 35,000 tons of this product into the community block for two years.
2018/25/04 - The agreement abolishes customs duties for the vast majority of goods and simplifies bureaucratic procedures. For the olive sector this is a positive news that offers opportunities for exports of olive oil, among other products, to a market that has 127 million consumers.
2018/24/04 - Olivacoin intends to become the new platform for the sale of olive oil at the B2B level for operators in the sector, which will allow greater agility, profitability, liquidity and disintermediation thanks to the integration of its own Blockchain and an Internet of Things technology (IoT), materialised in an analytical traceability system for olive oil. The professor of the University of Seville, Ismael Santiago, coordinator of this project, has explained in detail to Mercacei what this system -that will be launched in May- is and how it will affect the olive sector.


Elaiologists, the New Coaches (vol.2): Mar Luna

We follow with this newsletter, a journey through the most important coaches and elaiologists in the world. The commitment to quality in the production of extra virgin olive oils seems unstoppable. Quality in all phases of the process, from the field to the table. We know the theory, the protocol, but what are the keys to developing a High-end EVOO? Mar Luna, Director of the European Tasting School (EEC) offers us her vision in the second release of this series.
2018/20/04 - Scientific studies carried out by the International Olive Council (IOC) point out that the production of olive oil is beneficial not only for our health, but also for the environment. These projects, still provisional, indicate that the world production of olive oil could absorb the CO2 emissions of a city of more than seven million inhabitants such as Hong Kong.
2018/19/04 - From the 16th to the 19th of May, the XIX edition of the Montoro Olive Tree Fair (Córdoba) will return in force to welcome more than a hundred exhibitors from the olive sector who will meet in an edition with a marked multidisciplinary and international character. The celebration of the II Extra Virgin Hall will be highlighted, which will allow visitors to discover the best EVOOs in the world recognized by the EVOOLEUM Awards International Competition.
2018/18/04 - We start with this newsletter, a journey through the most important coaches and elaiologists in the world. The commitment to quality in the production of extra virgin olive oils seems unstoppable. Quality in all phases of the process, from the field to the table. We know the theory, the protocol, but what are the keys to developing a High-end EVOO? Italian journalist Duccio Morozzo della Rocca, owner and director of The Olive Bureau and Japan Olive Bureau tries to unveil these secrets in the first release of this series.
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