International agreement on olive oil and table olives

 

SUMMARY OF:

International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015

Decision (EU) 2019/848 — conclusion on behalf of the EU of the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE AGREEMENT AND OF THE DECISION?

The agreement aims to:

The EU decision:

KEY POINTS

The agreement replaces an earlier 2005 version. It:

The IOC, based in Madrid, takes decisions by consensus in its highest authority, the Council of Members, which holds 2 regular sessions a year.

IOC member countries:

DATE OF ENTRY INTO FORCE

The agreement entered into force provisionally on 1 January 2017.

The decision has applied since 3 June 2019.

BACKGROUND

KEY TERMS

Olive oil: oil obtained solely from the fruit of the olive tree.

In accordance with the EU legislation, the different categories of olive oil are:

‘extra virgin olive oil’, ‘virgin olive oil’,

‘lampante olive oil’, ‘refined olive oil’ and

‘olive oil — composed of refined olive oils and virgin olive oils’.

Olive pomace oil: the oil obtained by treating olive pomace with solvents or other physical treatments.

In accordance with the EU legislation, the different categories of olive pomace oil are:

‘crude olive-pomace oil’,

‘refined olive-pomace oil’ and

‘olive-pomace oil’.

Geographical indication: a sign used on products with a specific geographical origin and qualities or reputation due to that origin.

MAIN DOCUMENTS

International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015 (OJ L 293, 28.10.2016, pp. 4-24)

Council Decision (EU) 2019/848 of 17 May 2019 on the conclusion on behalf of the European Union of the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015 (OJ L 139, 27.5.2019, pp. 1-3)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Council Decision (EU) 2016/1892 of 10 October 2016 on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015 (OJ L 293, 28.10.2016, pp. 2-3)

last update 20.09.2019