How To Import Goods In Chad

How To Import Goods In Chad

1.Start by collecting information on the current market conditions, items or services being offered to buyers in that market, and also the past current and future customers of the item or service. Examine the information gathered and analyze it. Learn about the characteristics that define spending habits, the spending habits and the requirements of the market (Chad).

2.In the country of origin the exporter should learn about the rules and regulations that govern exports, and in Chad discover what is needed to be converted into the goods.

3.Prepare all necessary documents then, after that, clear the items in the country of origin and take these to Chad;

4.Upon the arrival at Chad Declare the goods and then clear them through the department of customs in Chad as well as declare and complete clearance at the entry point. At this point, in the customs office, an exporter has to make sure that clearance for customs and technical controls are in place as well at the port of entry, there’s terminal or port handling and at both points (customs and the entry port) the payment needs to be made if necessary.

5.After clearing, the goods can be shipped from the port to the warehouse (in Chad).

Documents that are required Import Goods

1.Import documents

2.Bill of Lading

3.Cargo release order

4.Certificate of the country of origin

5.Commercial invoice

6.Customs import declaration

7.Electronic cargo tracker Note (ECTN) Chad

8.Form Form D15 (Transit bond documents)

9.Import license

10.Packing list

11.Pre-shipment inspection report that is clean of the findings

12.Terminal handling receipts

Office Locations and Contacts

1.Ministry of Commerce and Industry

B.P. 424, N’Djamena

Telephone: (235) 522 179 / 520 867, (235) 235 66 2919 85, (235) 522 153

Telefax: (235) 522 199 / 522 733

E-mail address:

2.Direction Gnrale des Douanes et Droits Indirects ONG

Ministry of Finance

BP 427. Chagoua region,

NDjamena, Chad


What Are All The Eligibility

Someone who meets all the criteria for importation to Chad is able to import anytime.


1.Importers pay about 9000 dollars. The fee is broken down into the following categories:

  • Document preparation, US$1,500
  • Technical control and clearance of customs US$525
  • Terminals and ports handling US$500
  • Inland transportation and handling of US$6,500

2.The rate of tariffs vary based on what is imported, such as:

  • The range of yarns is between 5% and 30 percent
  • Woven Fabric can be found between 10% and 30 percent
  • Knit Fabric vary between 10% 30 to %
  • Non-Woven Fabric 10 percent
  • Industrial Fabric ranges from 5-30 percent
  • Apparel 30 percent
  • Home Furnishings including: bed, bath, kitchen linens, etc. can range from 10% to percent
  • Carpet 30 percent
  • The range of footwear is between 20% and 30 %
  • 30% off on travel items

3.Import tax for new vehicles is calculated according to the model, make, year and the value for the automobile. It could be up to 60% of CIF


If one is able to meet the criteria

Processing Time

The duration varies based on the item being imported as well as the requirements. Importation can take as long as ninety eight (98) day or even more.

  • Documents preparation for 47 days
  • Technical control and clearance of customs 7 days a week
  • Terminal handling and ports handling for 5 days a week

Inland transportation and handling for 39 days


1.Be aware of the restricted and prohibited items

2.Ensure that the products to be imported are of the standards of quality and quantity in chard.

3.Be aware of all federal regulations , clearance/custom rules, duty taxes and other duties;

4.Be aware of products that require permits for import to import into the country.

5.Obtain all necessary documents prior to import into Chad;

6.Ensure that following inspection, a certification (Clean report Findings CRF) is issued.

7.Without a clear report, the merchandise will not be cleared by customs at the time of the arrival at Chad;

8.Animals must be vaccinated prior to being allowed to enter Chad;

9.Goods are scrutinized by customs authorities on their arrival in Chad;

10.Used household products and personal possessions can be brought into the country duty-free, in the event that an importer can prove that they’ve been in their possession for at least six months;

11.Be aware of items that require authorization or import permits.

12.Used automobiles are not subject to duty

13.Vehicles older than 3 years old are banned from being imported.

14.Obtain an evidence of vaccination against rabies, in the event of importing pet animals as pets;

15.A Health certificate issued for imported pets must be valid for fourteen (14) days prior to the arrival to Chad.

The Information You Need

1.Name as well as address for the importer

2.Purchase the cost of goods

3.Particulars of imported goods (the name, the quantity and quality of items being imported)

4.Country of export

The document is needed

Importing goods involves importing products or services into the nation from another. Importation to Chad involves the entry of items from foreign country into Chad. It is crucial to remember that the Chadian law governing the importation of goods is based upon the CEMAC Customs Code. The Chadian government Chad via its Customs Department is responsible for the process of importing goods into the country.

Information that could be helpful

1.A male importer aged 18 (18) years old or older can import 400 cigarettes, 500 grams or 125 cigars of tobacco without restriction.

2.A female importer of 18 (18) years old may bring in 400 cigarettes without restriction;

3.3 bottles of alcohol and 1 wine bottle can also be imported at no cost;

4.Importation Live Animals guns, bullets, and explosives, illegal Drugs and pornographic materials is illegal;

5.Importers of vehicles should make sure that their original Bill of Lading contains the vehicle’s engine and chassis number the year of manufacture, cubic capacity, model and brand

Other uses for the document/certificate

1.The local population has the ability to purchase products not found on the local market;2.Importing products encourages trade between countries;
3.It creates a connection between the country of import (Chad) and exporting country.
4.It can increase the revenue of a country.
5.Jobs are created when foreigners create firms to import goods into the country.

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