Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) Program
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Scott Turner, Director (Strategic Partnerships)
Phone: 6272 5874
Mobile: 0478 323 862
The ATMAC grants program supports cooperative activities and projects that help Australia’s agricultural sector to open, improve and maintain access to overseas markets by building stronger, mutually beneficial relationships with trading partners, neighbouring countries and international organisations.
The program commenced in 2015 as a 4-year commitment under the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, to improve access to premium markets and deliver better farmgate returns. Projects funded under ATMAC have benefitted a broad range of agricultural sectors by creating market access opportunities for Australian agricultural products and strengthening relationships with key trading partners.
The 2019–20 Federal Budget included a commitment to extend the ATMAC program, with a total of $6 million in administered funding allocated over 4 years to 2022–23.
A further expansion and modification of the program was announced in 2020-21 as part of the Agri-Business Expansion Initiative. This will make an additional $18.4 million in grant funding available to industry over 2 years.
Activities eligible for support under ATMAC include, but are not limited to:
- investments that support trade expansion
- industry specific international marketing and promotion plans
- research and development
- training and education
- information exchange
- feasibility studies
- competitor analyses or sector or market analyses
- export strategy development
- targeted relationship development
- influencing the evolution or adoption of international standards and protocols.
Industry associations, including peak bodies are eligible to apply for ATMAC funding. Proposals will be assessed by an industry/Government panel and are required to demonstrate broad support across the relevant industry stakeholders and include a co-contribution, financial and/or in-kind. The nature of the arrangements will vary depending on the sector, export markets and diversification activities being targeted.