04 Apr

Indian Olive Association welcomes duty reduction

The Indian Olive Association has welcomed the sharp reduction in import duties on the product, saying it would bring down prices by 15 percent and make the product available to a larger number of consumers. “We are gratified that the importance of olive oil is being recognised and that our efforts are bearing fruit soon […]

27 Mar

India’s olive experiment take off in Rajasthan this week

Can India become a major producer and exporter of olive oil? 50,000 sapling of various varieties will be planted near Jaipur to find the Variety most suitable to India. By Siddhartha Sarma, The agriculture board of a desert state, a micro-irrigation firm, and an Israeli company think so. Later this week, 50,000 olive saplings of […]

04 Mar

Indo-Spanish Joint venture olive oil extraction unit proposed in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh will welcome the proposed Indo-Spanish joint venture olive oil extraction unit establishment in the interiors of the state to give boost to the professional cash crop cultivation. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today, after discussing the JV proposal to set up olive oil extraction unit in the state, said the border areas of […]

24 Feb

Scrap import duty on olive oil in India

The Indian Olive Association has urged the Center to abolish the 45 per cent Customs duty on olive oil. “The import duty makes olive oil prohibitively expensive in India,” said a press release from V.N. Dalmi, President of the association. Run-up to Budget 2008-09 It pointed out that currently a 45 per cent Customs duty […]

26 Jan

Turkish Olive oil sector aims for Asia

To increase foreign trade, the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) is preparing some overseas publicity activities for all sectors, particularly olive and olive oil. China and India are the priority targets for the advertising campaigns, TİM Chairman Oğuz Satıcı said midweek at a press conference held by olive and olive oil sector representatives at the Foreign […]