ECOA clients and applicants who wish to dispute or appeal against any actions or decisions are encouraged to download and complete ECOA Client Appeal Form (Form ADM-040) and submit it to ECOA in person, by fax, or by email as described in Contact Us page. Upon receiving the appeal fees described below, ECOA will investigate the appeal and, as soon as a decision is taken or a resolution is reached, the client will be notified.
ECOA values all comments and suggestions. Existing clients, potential clients, or anbybody else are all encouraged to share opinion and thoughts with ECOA through phone, fax, or best by email as described in the contact us page. Should comments be related to ECOA staff, policies, rules, or regulations, it is recommended to download and use ECOA's Protest Form (Form ADM-041) to which ECOA will respond in writing, then archive the protest in an official register for protests. No fees are required to file a protest.
Appeal Fee is an advance amount paid to ECOA on filing of the appeal. This amount is fixed for all appeal cases as shown in ECOA Fees List. Please contact us to obtain the latest version of this list.
In case investigations carried out by ECOA realize the appeal as positive (i.e., new decision on the appeal implies reversal or change of previous decisions or acts made by ECOA), full appeal fee is to be refunded to applicant.
Should the resolution or decision concluded in the previous step be unsatisfactory, the client or applicant can escalate the appeal to the Impartiality Safeguard Committee, which is an independent pool of eminent agricultural figures as follows:
Client or applicant will submit the following documents to the committee:
The Safeguard Impartiality Committee will investigate the dispute based on the exact details previously presented to ECOA. No additional documents or details should be submitted to the Impartiality Committee if they were not presented to ECOA in the first stage of the appeal.
Contacting Impartiality Safeguard Committee
Submitting aforementioned documents to the Committee will ONLY be through this email address: