Chad Import Restrictions

In order to enter Chad, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Chad government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Chad, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Chad.

Chad Import Regulations

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Chad authorities before posting:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Medical, pharmaceutical or sanitary items
  • Plants
  • Tobacco and its products
  • Weapons
  • Weights and measures.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Special documentation

Goods exceeding 5000 CFA francs require an invoice.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Chad prohibits:

  • Absinthe
  • Asbestos
  • Alcohol
  • Animals and animal products
  • Animal skins
  • Antiques
  • Bullion and currency
  • Cash letters
  • Ceramic products
  • Cheques, blanks, cancelled, cashier
  • Circuits and circuit boards
  • Clocks/watches
  • Coal and firewood
  • Contraceptives
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fotolithos
  • Fruit and vegetable preserves
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Isopropanol
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, costume
  • Marble products
  • Military equipment
  • Money Orders
  • Oil products
  • Pornography
  • Paper patterns for wearing apparel
  • Perishables
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Propaganda
  • Radar equipment – transmitters and receivers
  • Saccharine.
  • Soil Samples
  • Subs.cont’g sodium/calc.cyclamate
  • Swatches.

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