Elsewhere on Department of Agriculture
- World Trade Organisation
- Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS Agreement)
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
- Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
- Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
- Office International des Epizooties (OIE)
- International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)
Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement (ACACA)
The Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement (ACACA), a treaty level agreement, was signed in 1984 to enhance cooperation in activities related to agriculture, fisheries and forestry by helping to develop trading relationships and facilitate the exchange of technical information between Australia and China.
In April 2013, Australia and China agreed to changes to enhance the ACACA program. Previously ACACA funded exchange visits (‘missions’) between Australia and China. The new ACACA program will broaden the range of activities that will be funded under ACACA and will also have a set of funding priorities for each funding round. New ACACA program activities may include
- Technical exchanges,
- Officer secondments,
- Working groups,
- Training programs,
- Research and Development,
- Information exchanges, programs, and
- Trade missions
Activities under ACACA will continue to be funded by the Department of Agriculture and the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture.
ACACA Revised Program Update
The Department of Agriculture is preparing new ACACA Program Guidelines and other supporting documentation ahead of the commencement of the enhanced ACACA program. We expect that the funding round for 2014 and 2015 will be advertised nationally in early 2014.
We will be advising the ACACA mailing list when applications for the ACACA program open, so if you would like to join that mailing list, please subscribe. Otherwise, the new ACACA program will be advertised on this website page, so check back often.
For more details, or if you have any questions, please contact us using the below details.
ACACA contact details
ACACA Program Administrator
North Asia Section
Trade and Market Access Division
Australian Government Department of Agriculture
GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: 1800 019 193
05 Dec 2013