OCTOBER 13, 2020

Federal Decree No. 794/2020: extension in administrative terms suspension.



Public Law Department report | Federal Decree No. 794/2020: extension in administrative terms suspension

Dear Sir or Madam,

Within the state of sanitary emergency currently in force, the National Executive Branch extended the suspension of the terms in administrative procedures through October 25th.

Terms suspension in Federal administrative procedures. On October 11th, the Federal Executive Branch issued Decree No. 794/2020, by means of which it extended the suspension of all terms in ongoing administrative procedures through October 12th up to, and including, October 25th, 2020. It is worth reminding that, by means of Decree No. 298/2020, the Federal Executive Branch suspended terms in administrative procedures between March 20th through March 31st. This suspension was later extended ten times up to October 11th (Decrees No. 327/2020, No. 372/2020, No. 410/2020, No. 458/2020, No. 494/2020, No. 521/2020, No. 577/2020, No. 604/2020, No. 642/2020, 678/2020, No. 715/2020 and No. 755/2020). The terms suspension in administrative procedures and its extensions apply both to general administrative procedures under Law No. 19,549 – National Administrative Procedures Act–, as well as special administrative procedures regulated by sectoral legislation. Administrative procedures related to the health emergency are exempted from suspension.

Said suspension of terms does not affect: (i) statutory limitations to sue the Federal Government, (ii) the 90-days deadline to sue the Federal Government nor (iii) deadlines for filing judicial appeals since said terms must be computed in judicial working days.


Juan Antonio Stupenengo
Vicente Kenny