Acsa Support Agreement

Cross-service agreements with authorized countries and international organizations provide for the reciprocal availability of LSSS with the country`s armed forces or with the international organization. The Minister of Defence must consult with the Secretary of State and assault the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services and International Relations Committees 30 days in advance before designating non-NATO countries as having the authority to enter into cross-service agreements. On 18 December 2014, the United States had CASA with 102 countries, 78 other CASA-eligible countries[2] including most NATO countries, as well as NATO and the NATO Public Procurement Agency (NSPA), NATO Allied Command Transformation and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). ACS reduces logistical effort and is considered important logisticians by providing site commanders with better interoperability, better availability and low-cost common support. CASA will achieve this by creating a logistics delivery mechanism between two parties in exchange for cash refunds, appropriate replacements or equivalent exchanges. CASA authorities provide commanders and the service component or service orders with the means to acquire and provide mutual logistical support for training and travel, military exercises and operations, or to expedite access to the logistical resources of foreign forces to meet the logistical support requirements of deployed U.S. forces.

AN ACSA is a bilaterally negotiated agreement with U.S. allies or coalition partners that allows U.S. forces to share the most common types of assistance, including food, fuel, transportation, ammunition and equipment. The power to negotiate these agreements is generally delegated by the Minister of Defence to the captain. The power to implement these agreements rests with the Minister of Defence and may or may not be delegated. These arrangements are used to address logistical failures that cannot be properly corrected at the national level, in accordance with legal provisions applicable to events, peacekeeping operations, unforeseen emergencies or emergency exercises. The assistance received or granted is reimbursed under the terms of the acquisition and cross-service contract. DOD components may use the right to purchase to acquire logistical support, supplies and services (LSSS) from a non-NATO member if it meets one or more of the following criteria: (1) Does it have a defence alliance with the United States; (2) Authorizes the deployment of members of the U.S. military or the home portage of U.S.

Navy ships in such a country. (3) Has agreed to preposition American equipment in such a country. (4) Serves the host country of the U.S. military during exercises or authorizes other U.S. military operations in such a country. The Acquisition and Cross Service Agreement (ACSA) Act (formerly known as the NATO Mutual Support Act) was enacted to facilitate the exchange of logistics, supplies and services between the United States and other NATO forces. It was amended in 1987[3] to allow CASA with the governments of eligible non-NATO countries, with further amendments in 1989 and 1990. It also requires equivalent exchanges (EEs) of logistical support, supplies and services and allows ACSAs with United Nations agencies and approval of equipment loans or leasings.