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Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • 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 

Specific Information

  • The non-sale certificate must state that the owner of the goods will not sell his or her personal effects in Chad.
  • Resident / work permit / letter of employment
  • 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).

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

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

Specific Information

  • Taxes on motor vehicles will depend on age, power, etc. (approximately 61% cost, insurance, 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

  • Certificate of vaccination (must include rabies)
  • Health certificate

Specific Information

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

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • 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)

Prohibited Items

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

Consignment Instructions

Recommended: Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

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Movguru note: These policies can change as per customs regulations at any time without notice. Treat this document as informative guide. Movguru has published this document as guide only for information purpose on its sole discretion and holds no depiction of expressing or inferred to the precision or applicability of its content.
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