BCI in NuremburgNov 28, 2023
This week, BCI’s Matt Lantz and Alinne Oliveira are in Nuremburg, Germany working with the European and American hop industries on crop protection harmonization issues.
BCI a Silver Sponsor at the USAEDC Workshop in BaltimoreNov 27, 2023
The workshop provided a platform to connect with USDA Foreign Agricultural Service personnel and fellow agricultural trade associations, sharing insights to drive the U.S. agricultural industry forward.
Thomas MacFadyen and the BA at the American Craft Beer ExperienceNov 23, 2023
The event brought together both Japanese importers and U.S. craft brewery representatives to strengthen networks and highlight U.S. craft beer offerings.
Matt Lantz Speaks to ASEAN members about EU MRL PoliciesNov 07, 2023
Matt Lantz spoke to ASEAN leaders about the impact EU pesticide policies may have on their ability to export to the continent.
BCI Assists NYWGF in Hosting First Global Inbound Wine TourNov 06, 2023
BCI's Tamara Thorberg was the inbound tour host, providing welcoming remarks and introductions throughout the experience.
"Eye on Potatoes" Podcast Focuses on Efforts to Open the Japan MarketOct 24, 2023
Matt Lantz shares updates on efforts to open the Japan market for U.S. fresh potatoes in the latest "Eye on Potatoes" podcast.
BCI attends the International Fresh Produce Association Global Produce and Floral ShowOct 23, 2023
James C. Christie and Will Callis attended the IFPA Global Produce and Floral Show held in Anaheim, CA, which drew more than 19,000 attendees from over 60 countries.
Nigel Quinn Leads the 2023 Northwest Wine Coalition Harvest TourOct 20, 2023
BCI's Nigel Quinn organized the 2023 Northwest Wine Coalition Harvest Tour for Japanese wine representatives.
BCI Attends Bar Convent Berlin 2023 – International Bar and Beverage TradeshowOct 14, 2023
Julie Cerenzia and Jack Downey attended the Bar Convent Berlin (BCB) 2023 trade show to conduct interview research targeting distilled spirits importers and distributors, as well as U.S. spirits producers.
BCI Attends Hopsource in Yakima, WAOct 06, 2023
BCI has worked closely with USDA, the Brewers Association, and HRC membership to increase grower and brewer engagement in the hop breeding and selection process.
Matt Lantz Talks Plant Health and Food Sources in TokyoOct 03, 2023
Matt Lantz traveled to Tokyo to participate in bilateral plant health talks. While at dinner at the famous Nobu Restaurant, Chef Nobu himself joined Matt and Kam Quarles at their table to discuss food sources in Japan.
BCI Attends GABFSep 30, 2023
Eric Rosenberg and Thomas MacFadyen stand with Export Development Program leaders at the Great American Beer Festival.
Adam Hollowell stars on Fresh Takes on Tech PodcastSep 19, 2023
Adam Hollowell covers international policy initiatives related to fresh produce packaging and regional variations in these policies on the most recent "Fresh Takes on Tech" podcast.
Matt Lantz Moderates Trade Session at IFPA ConferenceSep 15, 2023
Matt Lantz was invited to moderate an international trade session at the International Fresh Produce Association's Washington Conference titled, “Forecasting Fresh Market Opportunities Export Commodity Outlook.”
Will Callis Represents USAEC at AsiaFruitSep 13, 2023
Over the span of almost four years, BCI has overseen the operations of the U.S. Apple Export Council, including its global promotional program.
BCI Meets with Hong Kong Officials on Food Safety StandardsSep 09, 2023
James Christie and Matt Lantz were pleased to meet with officials from Hong Kong’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) about Hong Kong’s pesticide maximum residue level policies.
Will Callis and Matt Lantz Reappointed to ATACSep 07, 2023
Thomas MacFadyen Represents the Brewers Association at the London Craft Beer Festival.Aug 16, 2023
Matt Lantz Speaks at APEC about Halal CertificationAug 11, 2023
Matt Lantz, spoke on how US agriculture producers and exporters are obtaining international Halal certification.
Alicia Adler Leads the Hop Research Council's Summer Meeting in Boise, IdahoAug 11, 2023
Alicia led a facilitated research discussion on the research of biotechnology in hops, with guest speakers from USDA, ARS, OSU, and the Brewers Association.
BCI Meets with the Michigan Blueberry IndustryAug 04, 2023
The visit was a critical step in opening the South African market for US blueberries.
BCI Attends Taste of Washington Reception at APEC SummitAug 03, 2023
The reception was hosted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Greater Seattle Partners.
BCI Team Sponsors USAEDC 2023 Attaché SeminarJul 25, 2023
Bryant Christie Inc. was a proud Bronze Sponsor of the USAEDC - U.S. Agricultural Export Development Council 2023 Attaché Seminar held in McLean, Virginia.
BCI Attends UK Wine Tour Reverse Trade MissionJul 15, 2023
Nigel Quinn, a member of BCI's Marketing Team, provided strategic advice on how to expand the Northwest Wine Commission’s promotions of Pacific Northwest wine across the world.
BCI Conducts USAEC Trade Mission to Latin AmericaJul 15, 2023
Will Callis, BCI Senior Market Development Manager and Executive Director of the U.S. Apple Export Council, conducted a trade mission in Central America for a delegation of eight East Coast apple exporters.
BCI Visits U.S. Potato Farm with Mexican OfficialsJul 14, 2023
The Mexican market opened for U.S. potatoes last year and is one of the major accomplishments of a 24-year collaboration between BCI and the U.S. potato industry.
BCI Presents at Pet Food Institute International Trade SubcommitteeJul 14, 2023
Alicia Adler emphasized the importance of industry engagement and provided examples of ways for pet food exporters to maximize the benefits of the Pet Food Institute's export market development program.
BCI Attends Beijing 54th Session of Codex Committee on Pesticide ResiduesJul 08, 2023
As a member of the U.S. delegation, BCI’s Alinne Oliveira attended CCPR54 and tracked the discussions around the new Codex MRLs that are important for U.S. exporters.
BCI Provides Insight at USA Peanut ConferenceJun 20, 2023
Alinne Oliveira provided insights on global trade issues facing the U.S. peanut industry at the USA Peanut Congress.
The BCI Team Holds Annual Staff RetreatJun 16, 2023
Staff from BCI's Sacramento and Seattle offices came together for their annual retreat at Pack Forest Conference Center.
American Potato Trade Alliance Meeting Organized by BCIJun 08, 2023
APTA brings together QSRs, processors, and grower groups to address trade issues affecting U.S. potato exports. Bryant Christie Inc. has managed APTA for 25 years.
BCI attends the California Specialty Crop Council’s MRL Workshop in San Diego.May 26, 2023
This annual meeting brings together global leaders, registrants and grower groups to work towards mitigating MRL related trade issues affecting US agriculture.
Matt Lantz testified before House Agriculture Subcommittee on TradeMay 12, 2023
Lantz provided subcommittee members with input on challenges faced by U.S farmers regarding global MRLs and on the value of the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops program.
BCI Hosts Japanese Official for U.S. Potato AuditApr 19, 2023
This work is just one of the many services provided by BCI to our clients to ensure international markets remain open for US exports.
Upcoming Webinar on EU Pesticide Policies Impact on U.S. ExportsApr 14, 2023
Will Changes in European Union Pesticide Policies Impact Your Business? What Every Ag Exporter Should Know
BCI Promotes Northwest Wines in EuropeApr 04, 2023
ProWein is considered the largest wine trade show in the world.
An Interview with Former Ambassador to Ukraine Maria YovanovitchMar 31, 2023
BCI’s Vice President for Global Access, Matt Lantz interviewed former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Maria Yovanovitch in Seattle.
Exploring Prospects for US Ag Exports to Japan and KoreaMar 27, 2023
Both markets are incredibly important for US agricultural exports, previously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic...
Dr. Julie Cerenzia Addresses Regulatory Issues at Potatoes USAMar 24, 2023
BCI has long provided clients with a clear understanding of the regulatory requirements that their food exports must meet around the world.
Matt Lantz Awarded U.S. Potato Industry’s Highest AwardMar 07, 2023
Matt has worked for 24 years to open markets for U.S. potatoes. He is the first non-farmer recipient of this award.
BCI Moderates Second Discussion on Codex EnhancementsFeb 28, 2023
Matt led discussions focused on how Codex reviews can be conducted efficiently and remain vital into the future.
Matt Lantz Speaks on Eye on Potatoes PodcastJan 18, 2023
Matt Lantz joined the Eye on Potato Podcast at the Potato Expo in Denver to discuss issues related to the US potato industry.
BCI Moderates Panel on MRLs at Potato ExpoJan 18, 2023
“The Driest Issue that can Ruin Your Day, How the US Potato Industry Addresses MRLs,”
Dr. Julie Cerenzia Presents at the Annual Washington Hop Industry MeetingJan 13, 2023
Dr. Julie Cerenzia joined the Washington Hop industry’s annual meeting on January 5th to present a recent data analysis on the potential trade impact of European Union plant protection regulations.
BCI Attends MRL Capacity Building Workshop in Baton Rouge, LouisianaDec 07, 2022
The in-person meeting after two years of virtual calls allowed many members of the team to meet for the first time, and further allowed significant strategic planning for each region.
BCI Trade Policy Op-Ed Published in the PackerDec 06, 2022
Adam Hollowell Explains the Impact of Tariffs on U.S. Ag Exports to Asia
BCI Leads U.S. Delegation to the Commodity Expert Group on HopsDec 01, 2022
BCI supports growers in identifying solutions to the challenges presented by EU plant protection and MRL regulatory changes.
Matt Lantz meets with US Ambassador to ThailandNov 16, 2022
Opening new markets on behalf of clients requires expertise and productive relationships with government officials.
BCI Attends Fruit LogisticaNov 09, 2022
President James Christie, Vice President Matt Lantz, and Senior Manager Beck Reilly attended Asia Fruit Logistica in Bangkok, Thailand.
Shelby Sackett Promotes U.S. Cranberries in South AmericaNov 08, 2022
BCI plays an integral role developing new and emerging markets for the U.S. cranberry industry, and South America represents an important region within the program.
BCI Discusses MRLs at Food Chain ID WebinarOct 26, 2022
Matt Lantz and Alinne Oliveira spoke at a webinar for FoodChain ID about international pesticide MRL policies and how companies and growers can be prepared to address challenges.
Bryant Christie Inc. Celebrates 30 Years in Business with New Website and Leadership TeamOct 10, 2022
For 30 years, our priority continues to be the people and companies we work with.
BCI Staff Speak at the Blueberry SummitOct 07, 2022
Matt Lantz and Adam Hollowell spoke at the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council's Blueberry Summit in Nashville, TN
Bryant Christie Inc. Attends HopsourceSep 29, 2022
Bryant Christie Inc. (BCI) staff traveled to Yakima, WA to participate in Hopsource
Bryant Christie Inc. Announces Ownership ChangeAug 29, 2022
Bryant Christie Inc. (BCI), a provider of global market solutions to food, beverage, and agribusiness, is pleased to announce exciting changes to its leadership team.
BCI Moderates Session with Assistant Secretary of State Jessica LewisAug 29, 2022
Matt Lantz, BCI’s Vice President for Global Access, moderated a discussion with Assistant Secretary of State Jessica Lewis on how the US provides military assistance to its allies.
Matt Lantz Awarded the Order of the HopAug 04, 2022
This 600 year old award is presented to those who have supported the “nobleplant.”
Sarah Gelpi Hooker selected to serve on IFPA's Global Development CommitteeApr 07, 2022
Ahead of the Fruit Logistica trade show in Berlin, Sarah had the opportunity to participate in the first in-person meeting of the Global Development Committee
FoodChain ID Acquires BCGlobalFeb 03, 2022
FoodChain ID has acquired BCGlobal, a leading provider of database subscription services delivering information on global regulatory requirements impacting the trade of food, beverage, and agricultural products.
BCI Visits Washington Wine CountryAug 24, 2021
BCI staff visited wineries in Washington State, to understand the industry’s international priorities and goals and to get a sense of what future inbound tours will experience.
BCI Teams Present at Annual Cranberry MeetingAug 24, 2021
BCI’s Market Development and Global Access Teams traveled to Minneapolis earlier this month to deliver an update on the firm’s work related to the CMC’s international program.
BCI supports CA cherry industry with photo resourcesMar 23, 2021
Shelby Sackett is overseeing the development of new photography and videography assets for California cherry collateral and promotion.
Matt Lantz joins Council on Foreign RelationsMar 02, 2021
Bryant Christie Inc. is very pleased to announce that Matt Lantz, Vice President for Global Access, has been accepted as a lifetime member by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
BCI Staff Members to Serve on USDA Agriculture Trade Advisory CommitteeFeb 10, 2021
Matt Lantz was reappointed to serve a second five year term representing the US cranberry industry, and Will Callis is in his second year representing the US apple industry.
BCI Staff Tour the Sierra Nevada Brewing CompanyMar 10, 2020
BCI Sacramento staff toured the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company facility in Chico, CA, where they learned about the history of Sierra Nevada, the varieties of hops used, and the company’s sustainability initiatives
BCI Moderates the Global Hop Summit in BrusselsDec 28, 2019
BCI Vice President for Global Access Matt Lantz and Trade Policy Specialist Alinne Oliveira participated in the Global Hop Summit in Brussels.
BCI Staff Attend Women in Agribusiness SummitOct 02, 2019
Sarah Gelpi and Pamela Araoz attended the 8th annual Women in Agribusiness Summit (WIA) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
BCI Successfully Completes China FNGO Registration ProcessAug 27, 2019
BCI President James Christie traveled to China to receive the client's registration certificate. BCI is pleased with this successful outcome.
Developing Markets for Craft BeersApr 18, 2019
Eric and Matt talk about hops, markets and exports.
Eliminating Trade Barriers in JapanApr 09, 2019
James and Matt are in Tokyo, eliminating trade barriers for U.S. agricultural products.
Sarah Gelpi Judges Culinary Competition at UpperCrust in MumbaiDec 11, 2018
At the UpperCrust Food and Wine show this weekend in Mumbai, BCI Marketing team-member Sarah Gelpi served as a judge for a culinary and mixology competition.
BCI Staff Tour Blue Diamond Packing PlantOct 18, 2018
BCI’s Sacramento team visited Blue Diamond Growers for a tour of its Sacramento plant, where they watched as Blue Diamond prepared its signature flavored snack almonds,