Renault's local subsidiary, which came first in sales in the Argentine market with a 20.3% share, will start importing Japanese Nissan modelsbetween the end of this year and the beginning of 2001. Jean-Alexander Menard, President of Renault for Mercosur, stated that Nissan has no exclusive contract with its actual distributor, Cidef, though it will continue working with them too. He said Renault will select some of its concessionaries to sell Nissan products. It is not a new strategy.