The Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA) is negotiated on a bilateral basis between the United States and its NATO allies or coalition partners, allowing U.S. forces to exchange the most common types of assistance, including food, fuel, transportation, ammunition and equipment. The agreement does not commit a country to take military action. STAs also exist between third countries. Japan and South Korea have both formed ACSAs with countries other than the United States.  1. The agreement establishes a framework such as comparison procedures for the reciprocal provision of supplies and services between Japan`s self-defence forces and the Indian armed forces. 2. The agreement should facilitate the smooth and rapid delivery of supplies and services between Japan`s self-defence forces and the Indian armed forces. The agreement will also promote closer cooperation between Japan`s self-defence forces and the Indian armed forces and enable them to actively contribute to international peace and security. On 9 September in New Delhi, the agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of the Republic of India on the reciprocal provision of supplies and services between Japan`s self-defence forces and the Indian armed forces (`Cross-Acquisition and Service Agreement` (ACSA) (PDF) /Japanese (PDF)) was signed by H. E.M. Suzuki Satoshi, Ambassador of Japan extraordinary and plenipotentiary to India, and Dr.
Ajay Kumar, Minister of Defense. 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. On 18 December 2014, the United States had CASA with 102 countries, 78 other CASA-eligible countries 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).