Federal Decree No. 876/2020: final extension in administrative terms suspension – recommencement of administrative terms.
Public Law Department Report | Federal Decree No. 876/2020: final extension in administrative terms suspension – recommencement of administrative terms
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 November 29th; it also decreed that terms in administrative procedures will recommence on November 30th.
Terms suspension in Federal administrative procedures
On November 7th the Federal Executive Branch issued Decree No. 876/2020, by means of which it extended the suspension of all terms in ongoing administrative procedures through November 9th up to, and including, November 29th, 2020, terms in administrative procedures will recommence on November 30th. 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, said suspension was later extended twelve times up to November 8th (Decrees 327/2020, 372/2020, 410/2020, 458/2020, 494/2020, 521/2020, 577/2020, 604/2020, 642/2020, 678/2020, 715/2020, 755/2020, 794/2020 and 815/2020). 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.
Please, do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information on this matter.
Juan Antonio Stupenengo