Business section Oil and gas, energy, industrial logistics, renewables, pharmaceutical, hi-tech/telecom and automotive.
Export opportunities Crude petroleum, raw cotton, insect resins, refined petroleum and other oily seeds.
Import opportunities Packaged medicaments, refined petroleum, tractors, soap and telephones.
Import origins France, China, Cameroon ,the United States and India.
Borders Chad borders the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Libya, Niger , Nigeria and Sudan
Chad is a landlocked country. Most goods come from Cameroon, through Douala port facilities and for a smaller tonnage via Benghazi Port in Libya and via Port Sudan in Sudan. Transport infrastructure within Chad is generally poor, especially in the north and east of the country. The roads are mostly unpaved and are likely to be impassable during the wet season, particularly in the southern half of the country. In the north, roads are merely tracks across the desert.

From N’Djamena and the south-west of Chad

  • By road to Ngaoundéré, in Cameroon, and then by rail to Douala
  • By road to Maiduguri, in Nigeria, and then by rail to Port Harcourt
  • Road security is always a concern in Chad
  • Eastern and southern Chad suffers from most attacks on vehicles

Investment outlook

Chad FDI is estimated at USD 560 million and is directed towards the oil industry, exploration and infrastructure development.

How we work in Chad

With ALPHA, there is access to every port, including landlocked borders. Transport-related business to Chad might be costly but we utilise our registered partners from Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria in reviewing critical local assessments and further project-related insights to ensure our clients are served better, while minimising potential risks.