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Tobacco Non-Participating Manufacturer NPM Issues

  • Every tobacco manufacturer that sells its product in Pennsylvania has two options under the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Act:

    The tobacco manufacturer must either join the Master Settlement Agreement; or the tobacco manufacturer must setup a qualified escrow account.

    Payments to the escrow account are based upon the number of sticks sold in Pennsylvania during a specified timeframe. The money in the escrow account reverts back to the non-participating manufacturer in 25 years if no suits are filed against the non-participating manufacturer.

    Multi-State Escrow Agreement
    Non-Participating Manufacturer Certification Form and Instructions