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The province of La Rioja declared lithium a strategic resource, suspending exploration permits and providing for their expiration in those areas identified by the Provincial Executive Power as having potential

On January 16, 2023 La Rioja enacted through Decree 106/2023, provincial law 10,608, published in the Provincial Official Gazette the following day (17/01/2023), by which lithium was declared a strategic resource for “its contributions to the energy transition and to the socioeconomic development” and established as provincial public interest the study, research, prospecting, exploration, exploitation and industrialization of this material and its derivatives

Access the complete text of the Decree here.

This publication does not constitute a legal opinion on specific issues. If necessary, specialized legal advice should be sought.

For further information, please contact:

Agustín Siboldi – SiboldiA@eof.com.ar

Jorge Muratorio – MuratorioJ@eof.com.ar

Agustina Fanelli Evans – FanelliA@eof.com.ar

María Fernanda Derudder – DerudderF@eof.com.ar