Cherokee Nation adopts new tobacco compact
The Cherokee Nation has adopted a new tobacco compact with the state of Oklahoma.

The compact sets a flat tax of $6.65 per carton. Chief Chad Smith said the agreement ends a dispute over a prior deal.

“It brings to closure the four years of conflict over the existing compact agreement and will conclude the state’s arbitration process,” Smith said in a statement.

An arbitration panel previously found the tribe was violating the prior compact by selling low-tax cigarettes. The tribe sued to secure a more favorable agreement.

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Cherokee tribal council approves tobacco compact (The Muskogee Phoenix 11/11)

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