ECFA


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ECFAEconomic Cooperation Framework Agreement (China and Taiwan)
ECFAEvangelical Council for Financial Accountability
ECFAEngineering Consulting Firms Association, Japan
ECFAEuropean Committee for Future Accelerators (physics)
ECFAEuropean Children's Film Association (Brussels, Belgium)
ECFAEgyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (Cairo, Egypt)
ECFAEthan Cohen Fine Arts (gallery; est. 1987; New York, NY)
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ECFA based its comments on recommendations from the national Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations, a collaborative effort involving the input of a diverse group of leaders from across the religious and broader nonprofit sector, formed by ECFA in 2011 at the request of Senator Charles Grassley.
Northumberland Schools Division One and Seven-a-Side Cup winners, they also claimed the ECFA Premier League and won the prestigious Evening Chronicle County Cup.
To encourage local insurance companies to access the Chinese market, FSC stated that it will look into cross-strait financial development and local insurance service providers' situations to assess whether to include the sector on Taiwan's tick list for the ECFA follow-up negotiations with China on bilateral trade in services in the future.
As stipulated in ECFA, China will gradually lower tariffs for 539 categories of imports from Taiwan, with an estimated value of US$13.
Among the 15 agreements signed between Taipei and Beijing since Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou took office in early 2008, the ECFA is the main breakthrough for his government, which championed improved relations with China after years of turbulence under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party administration.
Opponents in Taiwan had feared that China wanted ECFA to assert its claim of sovereignty over the self-ruled, democratic island by making the economies more interdependent.
endorsed by the legislature, the ECFA is expected to take effect on both sides
ARATS Executive Vice-President Zheng Lizhong said the ECFA will be a landmark in cross-Straits relations, signaling a new stage in the ARATS-SEF talks.
Some voters also worry that ECFA would lead to a political tie-up between the historic rivals.
Some protesters feared the ECFA would lead to a flood of competing goods from China, while other called for the talks to be more transparent.
ECFA is a preferential trade agreement between two countries intended to reduce tariffs and commercial barriers.