Chad - Country Commercial Guide
Standards for Trade
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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.

Contact Information

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. ( 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