Describes the country’s standards landscape, identifies the national standards and accreditation bodies, and lists the main national testing organization(s) and conformity assessment bodies.
The metric system is used for weights and measures. Norms usually follow French/European standards and ISO 9000 series of standards. Inspection Certificates are not required.
Norms usually follow French/European standards and ISO 9000 series of standards.
Testing, Inspection, and Certification
Chad’s only testing organization is the Center for Quality Control of Foodstuffs (CECOQDA, Centre de Contrôle de la Qualité des Denrées Alimentaires). At present, it does not meet Food and Drug Administration guidelines to test food quality for export to the United States. While no U.S. businesses directly export foodstuffs to Chad, certification requirements would not likely pose undue burdens.
CECOQDA: Contact the U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena
Ministry of Finance and Budget, Customs Office
B.P. 144 Avenue Félix Eboué, N’Djamena, Chad
Tel: (235) 22 51 54 94 / (235) 22 51 44 22
N’Djamena Airport Customs: Tel: (235) 22 52 56 14, (235) 22 52 35 19
N’Djamena Airport Health Control Office: Tel: (235) 22 52 20 74
Ministry of Environment, Water and Fisheries
B.P. 441, N’Djamena, Tchad
Tel: (235) 22 52 21 48/ 6683-9515
Fax: (235) 22 52 51 19
Ministry of Public Health
B.P. 898, N’Djamena, Tchad
Tel: (235) 22 51 48 21/6629-5099
Central African Monetary and Economic Community (CEMAC)
The Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC)
The World Trade Organization (WTO)
National Agency for Investment and Exports (ANIE)
Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to notify to the WTO proposed technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures that could affect trade. Notify U.S. (www.nist.gov/notifyus) is a free, web-based e-mail registration service that captures and makes available for review and comment key information on draft regulations and conformity assessment procedures. Users receive customized e-mail alerts when new notifications are added by selected country or countries and industry sector(s) of interest and can also request full texts of regulations. This service and its associated web site are managed and operated by the USA WTO TBT Inquiry Point housed within the National Institute of Standards and Technology, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
For further information, please contact the U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena at Ndjamena-Commercial@state.gov