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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,                          
Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
1401 H Street, N.W., Suite 3000
Washington, DC 20530,

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

AKTIEBOLAGET VOLVO,
    S-405 08 Goteborg
    Sweden

VOLVO TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA, INC.,
    7900 National Service Road
    Greensboro, North Carolina 27409

RENAULT S.A.,
    13-15 Quai Le Gallo
    Boulogne-Billancourt 92100
    France

RENAULT V.I. S.A.,
    129 rue Servient
    "La Part-Dieu"
    69003 Lyon, France

and

MACK TRUCKS, INC.
    2100 Mack Boulevard
    Allentown, Pennsylvania 18105

                  Defendants.


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Civil No.: 1:00CV03006

Filed:     12/18/00


UNITED STATES' EXPLANATION OF CONSENT DECREE PROCEDURES

The United States submits this short memorandum summarizing the procedures regarding the Court's entry of the proposed Final Judgment. This Judgment would settle this case pursuant to the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 16(b)-(h) (the "APPA"), which applies to civil antitrust cases brought and settled by the United States.

1. Today, the United States has filed a Complaint, a proposed Final Judgment, and a Hold Separate Stipulation and Order between the parties by which they have agreed that the Court may enter the proposed Final Judgment following the United States' compliance with the APPA.

2. The United States will file a Competitive Impact Statement relating to the proposed Judgment. See 15 U.S.C. § 16(b).

3. The APPA requires that the United States publish the proposed Final Judgment and the Competitive Impact Statement in the Federal Register and in certain newspapers at least 60 days prior to entry of the Final Judgment. The notice will inform members of the public that they may submit comments about the Final Judgment to the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. 15 U.S.C. §§ 16(b)-(c).

4. The United States will consider any comments that it has received during the sixty-day period and will respond to them and will publish the comments and the United States' responses in the Federal Register. See 15 U.S.C. § 16(d).

5. Thereafter, the United States will file with the Court the comments and the United States' responses, and it may ask the Court to enter the Final Judgment (unless the United States has decided to withdraw its consent to entry of the Judgment, as permitted by Section IV(A) of the Stipulation and Order). See 15 U.S.C. § 16(d).

6. If the United States requests that the Court enter the Final Judgment after compliance with the APPA, the Court may enter the Judgment without a hearing, if it finds that the Final Judgment is in the public interest. See 15 U.S.C. §§ 16(e)-(f).

    Respectfully submitted,


  _______________/s/________________
Frederick H. Parmenter
Virginia Bar No.: 18184
Attorney, Litigation II
Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
1401 H Street, N.W.
Suite 3000
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 307-0620

Dated: December 18, 2000