China opens its borders to the Argentine blueberry

After five years of negotiations, the Argentine government has gained access to the Chinese market of the national production of blueberries. However, given that the blueberry season in the Andean country has already ended, its exports of this red fruit to China will begin next season, in August 2018.

USA: Asemesa warns that the investigation against the Spanish olive question the EU aid system

The Association of Exporters and Industrialists of Table Olives (ASEMESA) warns that the investigation of the Department of Commerce of the United States against the black olive of Spanish table question the system of aid of the European Union, and could have far-reaching consequences for all the agricultural sector of the EU.

US punishes with tariffs the Spanish export of table olives

The latest measure by the Donald Trump government to protect its agro-food productions to the detriment of international trade has been a severe blow to the Spanish table olive sector, whose exports will be taxed with a tariff. The first reactions to a measure that had been brewing since this summer, when Californian olive-table companies filed a complaint against the Spanish olive, accusing it of unfair competition, have not been delayed. Thus, the Union of Small Farmers and Cattle Ranchers (UPA) urges the EU to express itself immediately and forcefully against this "illegal and unjust" tariff, which will represent a commercial barrier of between 2 and 7%.

Jeffrey Shaw: “Spain has to develop its image as a source of quality olive oil”

The United States is one of the extra-community markets that offers greater opportunities to Spanish agri-food exports. Issues such as the impetus in recent years to import Spanish agri-food products in this country, or the importance of developing a brand image and adding value (among the many challenges that our companies face to compete in this demanding market), are addressed in this interview that ECA performs Jeffrey Shaw, Head of the Food Department of the Economic and Commercial Office, attached to the Spanish Embassy in New York.

The American market opens again to Spanish peppers

After an intense negotiation process between Spain and the United States, this country has recently authorized the reopening of Spanish peppers market. A measure in which the confidence that Spain has been generating in the technical field of the management and certification of its vegetable exports has played a decisive role. From this official authorization, the Spanish exports of peppers can be carried out immediately in the current season.

Jose Luis Rojas: “Trump’s victory could slow the way out of the crisis”

Jose Luis Rojas: "Trump's victory could slow the way out of the crisis"

The export citrus campaign to US of PortCastelló starts with 1,900t

The current export citrus campaign to US of PortCastelló recently initiated and which will last until January, will take place chartering a total of nine ships, which could be extended depending on demand. The first ship has sailed with approximately 1,900 tons on board.

Mexico: New routes for trade in perishable

Pro Mexico supports producers in the business mission at the Port of Philadelphia. With an infrastructure of more than 60,000 m2 of refrigerated warehouses, Terminal Produce Philadelphia, in the Northeastern United States, aims to become a key point for the distribution of fruit and vegetables from the Gulf of Mexico and other regions Central and South America.

Leaked TTIP negotiations

The latest leaks on the opaque process of negotiations on the…

TTIP: Livestock EU clears no future in negotiation

The next rounds of negotiations between the European Union and the United States to sign the Transatlantic Agreement for Trade and Investment (TTIP by its acronym in English) will mark the future of the European livestock sector. The initial approach of both delegations is to keep their livestock production regulations.