Daily Archives: September 2, 2014

  • Olive Oil Among Top Organic Imports in U.S.

    Organic olive oil worth $166 million was imported by the United States last year, the first in which it was tracked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

    This means about one tenth of the value of all foreign olive oil sales in the U.S. in 2013 came from organic olive oil.

    Organic olive oil together with organic coffee ($253 million), bananas ($259 million), and mangos ($101 million) accounted for 60 percent of the value of tracked organic imports in 2013, according to the USDA’s Economic Research Service.

    About half the value of the organic olive oil imported came from extra virgin olive oil, 47 percent the olive oil grade and 4 percent from virgin olive oil. Read more

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    Organic olive oil worth $166 million was imported by the United States last year, the first in which it was tracked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This means about one tenth of the value of all foreign olive oil sales in the U.S. in 2013 came from organic olive... 
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  • Tunisia ready to replace European olive oil supplies to Russia

    Tunisia is ready to supply products to Russia to replace imports from Europe, including olive oil, Tunisian Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi said on Tuesday.

    “We are ready to supply many goods that Russia does not receive from Europe now,” he said.

    Tunisia is ready to export olive oil, he said, adding that olive oil from the EU was of worse quality.

    The minister said they wanted to work without intermediaries.

    Trade turnover between the two countries did not met expectations so far, but there were possibilities to step up cooperation, he added.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov when meeting with his Tunisian counterpart on Tuesday said Tunisia could set a development example for countries that had Arab Spring revolutions.

    Contacts developed well after his visit to Tunisia in March this year, he added. Important documents were signed when the intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation met in Tunisia in May.

    Hamdi said it was his first visit to Russia, but he knew Lavrov for a long time. They together worked in New York. “I hope we will continue working to develop relations,” he added.
    Approaches of Russia and Tunisia to international and regional affairs are close or coincide, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

    Russia and Tunisia advocate compliance with fundamental international law principles, the UN Charter, the right of peoples to decide their fate independently without interference from outside and diplomatic settlement of disputes, Lavrov said.

    Russia and Tunisia have agreed to fight the threat of international terrorism by united efforts. The two countries are aimed at fighting terrorism consistently without double standards, the Russian minister said.

    source Itar-Tass

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    Tunisia is ready to supply products to Russia to replace imports from Europe, including olive oil, Tunisian Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi said on Tuesday. “We are ready to supply many goods that Russia does not receive from Europe now,” he said. Tunisia is ready to export... 
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