Information Release

XT 2002-07 - Notice About Master Cigarette Settlement Agreement (MSA) Reporting - October 18, 2002

New Signatories

There are several new signatories to the Cigarette Master Settlement Agreement. Their brands listed below should no longer be reported on your Master Settlement Agreement Report (Form ET-60). This change is effective immediately and is retroactive to July 1, 2000.




Chancellor Tobacco




Von Eicken Group

Tabak-Haus Dingelstadt
CF Straight Virginia
John Aylesbury Paper Pipes
Shepheard's Hotel

Joh. Von Eicken, GMBH
Calume Full Flavor
Calume Lights
Wild Geese

Charles Fairmorn
Bull Brand Dark, Half Dark 
      & Light
Charles Fairmorn Bright
      Virginia Shag
Charles Fairmorn Dark
      Fire Cured
Fine Cut Cherry, Chocolate,
      Menthol & Vanilla
Fine Cut Nos. 1 – 5
Pirat American Blend
Pirat Halfzware

Tabak-Haus Dingelstadt
Jan Willem

Joh. Von Eicken, GMBH



Roll Your Own

Roll Your Own

Roll Your Own

Wind River Tobacco Company, LLC

American Bison

American Bison 


Roll Your Own

Winner Sales Company


NOTE:  Winner brand name cigarettes is NOT an MSA brand and still must be reported.


The Ohio Attorney General's Office filed complaints with the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas against several companies for failure to make payments to a qualified escrow account. The complaints seek preliminary and permanent injunctive relief ordering them not to sell cigarettes to consumers in Ohio either directly or through a distributor.

The companies are as follows:

Grand Tobacco
Sterling Tobacco International, Inc.
Sun Tobacco
China National Tobacco Co.

     a.k.a. China National Tobacco Import & Export Co.
              China Tobacco Import & Export Liaoning Corp.
              China Tobacco Co.

Sable Waghire & Co., LTD.
Mongalore Ganesh Bidi Works
M/s Mohanlal Hargovinddas Bidi Udyog Private, LTD.
Sekap S. A., Greek Cooperative Cigarette Manufacturing Company S.A.
Fortune Tobacco
Patriot Tobacco Company
Southern Tobacco, Inc.

If any injunctions are issued, they may prohibit the sale, but not the possession, of their products in the state of Ohio. Wholesalers, if necessary, may apply for a refund of the Ohio cigarette tax if the stamped packages are returned to the manufacturer in accordance with Rule 5703-15-15 or sold out-of-state after the Ohio stamps are removed from the package. We will notify you if any injunctions are issued.

Notification Alternative

The department now has the ability to send this and other tobacco tax information electronically. If you wish to receive information electronically instead of a paper copy, simply send an email to In the comment area, enter your company name and the email address or addresses to which you want future notifications sent.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Fuel Use and Excise Tax Unit at (614) 466-3410.