International Olive Council

International Olive Council
Calle Príncipe de Vergara 154

The International Olive Council (IOC) is the international intergovernmental organisation in olive oil and table olives. The IOC was established in Madrid, Spain, in 1959, under the auspices of the United Nations. The Council is a decisive player in contributing to the sustainable and responsible development of olive growing and it serves as a world forum for discussing policy making issues and tackling present and future challenges.

Encouraging international technical cooperation on research and development projects, training and the transfer of technology.

Encouraging the expansion of international trade in olive oil and table olives, drawing up and updating product trade standards and improving quality.

Enhancing the environmental impact of olive growing and the olive industry.

Promoting world consumption of olive oil and table olives through innovative campaigns and action plans.

Supplying clear, accurate information and statistics on the world olive and olive oil market.

Enabling government representatives and experts to meet regularly to discuss problems and concerns and to fix priorities for IOC action.

Working in close partnership with the private sector.

Current membership includes the leading international producers and exporters of olive oil and table olives. IOC producer members account for 98% of world olive production.

The IOC is committed to the integrated, sustainable development of world olive growing. It attempts to translate this commitment into tangible advancement for its member countries and, most importantly, for people involved in growing, harvesting, producing, processing olive oil and table olives.

Technical cooperation on Research and Development
Training and transfer of technology
Developing and updating trade standards
Promotion of world consumption of olive oil and table olives
Update and analysis of statistics on the world olive and olive oil market
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