SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

Necessity and Urgency Decree No. 755/2020: extension in administrative terms suspension



Public Law Department Report | Necessity and Urgency Decree No. 755/2020: 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 11th:

Terms suspension in Federal administrative procedures: On September 20th the Federal Executive Branch issued Decree N° 755/2020, by means of which it extended the suspension of all terms in ongoing administrative procedures through September 20th up to, and including, October 11th 2020; it is worth reminding that, by means of Decree N° 298/2020, the Federal Executive Branch suspended terms in administrative procedures between March 20th through March 31st, said suspension was later extended nine times up to August 30th (Decrees N° 327/2020, N°372/2020, N° 410/2020, N° 458/2020, N° 494/2020, N° 521/2020, N° 577/2020, N° 604/2020, N° 642/2020, 678/2020 and 715/2020). The terms suspension in administrative procedures and its extensions apply both to general administrative procedures under Law N° 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.

We remain at your full disposal to answer any and all queries you may have regarding the subject matter.


Juan Antonio Stupenengo
Vicente Kenny