Australia China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement

The Australian Government is inviting projects and trade missions under the 2020 Agricultural Cooperation Agreement (ACACA) 2020 (Australia-China) as part of an open competition procedure. The programme is part of an agreement between the Australian and Chinese authorities. The agreement was signed in 1984 to improve cooperation between agricultural industries, develop trade relations and create a forum for the mutual exchange of scientific information between the two countries. China is Australia`s largest export market for agricultural, fisheries and forest products. Our agricultural, fisheries and forestry exports to China reached $15.1 billion in 2018-2019 (source: ABARES 2019). Grants of $100,000 are now available for projects to intensify agricultural trade between Australia and China through the Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Program (ACACA) 2019. Acaca beneficiaries are agriculture, fisheries, meat, forestry, regulation, biosafety and food safety, organizations, businesses and individuals, including their respective sectors or sectors, who wish to improve cooperation between Australia and China. The objectives of the programme are: – Promote bilateral cooperation and cooperation in the fields of agriculture, forestry and regulation, biosafety and food security between Australia and China – development, improvement and extension of trade relations and links between Australia and China – Exchange of scientific and technological information between Australia and China David Littleproud, Minister of Agriculture, said agricultural enterprises with projects or trade missions are encouraged to apply. Grants of up to $50,000 (including GST) are available for projects that would strengthen Australia`s agricultural trade relationship with China. Flow 1 must apply to an eligible project activity in Australia and/or China. . Applications are from 28 March 2019 and will close on 30 April 2019.

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