residus de fabricació, tabac "tronc"

19:02 Jan 18, 2011
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Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Science - Other / Type of tobacco refuse (for tobacco legislation)
Catalan term or phrase: residus de fabricació, tabac "tronc"
I am translating a piece of Andorran legislation regarding tobacco tax rates.

The full text can be found here:

This term comes in a long list of different kinds of tobacco products (and the corresponding tax rates which should be applied to them), in the "tobacco refuse" section.

2401.30 Residus de tabac
2401.30.00.1 Residus de fabricació, tabac "tronc"
2401.30.00.2 Altres

The HS code (harmonized code) numbers have been very helpful for this project (see, e.g.,, but I'm not sure about this particular type of tobacco refuse. I have also done searches for "tobaco tronco" in Spanish, and haven't found much. (When searching, note that these codes are sometimes written without periods.)

I imagine "residus de fabricació" will be "manufacturing refuse," and have considered "tobacco stem" for "tabac 'tronc'". However, the code for "tobacco stem" seems to be 2400.30.02, not 2400.30.00.1. Is the Andorran number a typo? A new code number? Is "tabac 'tronc'" some other kind of tobacco refuse?

Thanks for the help!
Local time: 18:01

Summary of answers provided
2tobacco stem refuse
Sheila Hardie



1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
tobacco stem refuse

I can't find the number you are looking for either but it does seem to me that they must be referring to 'tobacco stem' or 'tobacco stems'.

I've seen it given other numbers such as 2401 30 10 15 though.

It's very confusing, isn't it? Perhaps you can ask the client to clarify.

Sorry I can't help you more.

Good luck anyway!


raw or un-manufactured tobacco falling within CN code 2401 10.raw or un-manufactured tobacco partly stemmed/ stripped falling within CN code ex 2401 20.

processing into partly or wholly stemmed/stripped tobaccos falling within CN code 2401 20 and into tobacco refuse falling within CN Code 2401 30 00

Note added at 1 heure (2011-01-18 20:07:56 GMT)

Sorry, I forgot to add, I'm a bit confused about the 'residus de fabricació' because I thought the code 2401 referred to 'unmanufactured' tobacco products! Very confusing!!

Note added at 1 heure (2011-01-18 20:08:44 GMT)

I am a bit confused about residus de fabricació because I thought the code 2401 referred to 'unmanufactured' tobacco. Very confusing!!

Note added at 1 heure (2011-01-18 20:09:27 GMT)

Sorry - I didn't mean to add two notes - I thought the first one hadn't appeared when I wrote the second!

Sheila Hardie
Local time: 18:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks for taking a look into this, too, Sheila! I appreciate it!

Asker: Thanks a lot for looking into this, Sheila. I appreciate your research. I've decided to close the question without awarding points, since I'm not certain about the answer, especially given the manufactured'non-manufactured issue. I did end up going with "tobacco stem refuse," since both you and I suspected that was what this referred to, and because another colleague also thought that was the best approximation. Nevertheless, I don't want to make a glossary entry about this question since I'm not certain the answer is 100% correct. Thanks again!

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