MORE trade with China is the aim of a fund for agricultural businesses to grow ag trade between Australia and China.
Agriculture minister David Littleproud said this year’s program would focus on exploring niche markets, among several other areas.
“These grants fund projects including technical exchanges, staff secondments, working groups, training programs, research and development, feasibility studies and information exchanges,” he said.
“It gives businesses the chance to network in China and create new customers over there.”
Mr Littleproud said these grants previously gave funding to ABC’s Landline program to promote the opportunities and benefits of ChAFTA.
The ACACA has also helped grow the market for Australian raisins and sultanas by funding Dried Fruit Australia’s trade mission to China and helped establish the Australia-China Sustainable Agricultural Technology Forum in Tasmania.
The ACACA has been a part of Australia’s bilateral trade relationship with China for more than three decades.
Applications for the 2018 round open on 13 February and close on 13 March.