Customs Information

Chad - All


  • Copy of passport
  • Packing list
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) - no express release accepted / air waybill  (AWB)
  • Original valued inventory in French, dated, and signed by the owner of the goods
  • Invoice for all electrical items less than 6 months old
  • Resident or work permit or letter from the employer
  • BSC (cargo tracking note)
  • Non-sale certificate (stating that client will not sell personal effects in Chad)
  • Move certificate (Certificat de Demenagement) from City Hall / Police Station
The non-sale certificate must state that the client will not sell his or her personal effects in Chad. Non-diplomatic shipments are subject to 2% "Taxe statistique" plus 20% "droits de douane”. A certificate of free entry may be granted by Customs for diplomatic imports if all documentation requirements are met (diplomats). Documents must be provided to agent prior to the arrival of the shipment to obtain duty-free clearance (diplomats).


  • Taxes on motor vehicles will depend on age, power, etc. (approximately 61% costs in freight (CIF)).
  • The original bill of lading must show chassis number, engine number, cubic capacity, year of manufacture, brand, and model.
  • Cars older than 3 years cannot be imported.

Documents Required:

  • Original registration card
  • Insurance certificate
  • OBL / AWB
  • Original purchase invoice
  • Non-sale certificate


  • The health certificate must show current vaccinations by a veterinarian in country of departure and dated no more than 14 days prior to arrival.


  • Firearms and ammunitions  (authorization from territorial administration is required)
  • Drugs
  • Pornography, defamatory, or obscene publications
  • Alcohol (only “Fond de Cave”) is acceptable and is duty free (less than 20 bottles)


  • Arms, ammunition and explosives
  • Illegal drugs
  • Pornography, defamatory, or obscene publications