Economic sanctions Procurement
Under Article 13, employers listed in the Public Registry of Employers with Labour Sanctions (REPSAL) are banned from entering into agreements with the Federal State, such as sales contracts, contracts to supply products or provide services, lease contracts, consulting contracts, and concessions. They are also banned from participating in public works, concessions of public works, and concessions of public services or licenses. They are also denied access to credit from public financing entities.
Inclusion in the REPSAL registry restricts businesses from contracting with Federal entities under Decree No. 1,023/2001 and Decree No. 893/2012.
Pursuant to Section 13 of Decree No. 1,714/2014, benefits granted to entities (under Section 13. Subsection c) of 26,940) shall not be renewed if such entities are included in the REPSAL.
As of the 1st of June, 2015, there were over 700 employers listed on the REPSAL registry, employing almost 25,000 employees (please note that this number only represents registered workers, which means that the actual number will probably be considerably higher). However, as of September 2015, there were no employers listed in the REPSAL registry as a result of a violation of Law No. 26,364 on the Prevention and Sanctioning of Human Trafficking and Assistance to Victims.
Law / Argentina / Law No. 26,940 - Promotion of registered work and occupational fraud prevention
Law 26,940 created the Public Registry of Employers with Labour Sanctions (REPSAL). The registry includes and publishes certain sanctions applied to employers, by the Ministry of Labour, the Tax Authorities, Provincial Authorities, Authorities of the City of Buenos Aires, the National Registry of Workers and Employers of Agro-business, and the Superintendency of Labour Risks. Employers included in the registry are banned from entering into agreements and contracts with the Federal State.