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Ndjamena NDJ

Chad |


  • Is freight collect on HAWB available?
  • Is destination clearance and delivery available?
  • Is shipper required to undertake Pre Shipment Inspection?
2 days

import airline storage period from time of arrival

Destination import notes and documentation requirements

  • original AWB (full original set not E-copy or photo copy)
  • original Shipper's invoice
  • original Shippers packing list


All documents must be in English

HAWB must show actual true freight charges otherwise IATA rate will be applied as the Value for Customs at destination

Consignee is to be stated in full by importer of record, importers address, phone number and contact person

China Customs at origin require details of MAWB consignee and HAWB consignee tax i.d / VAT number to process export entry.


Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI / BIVAC)
Goods under F.O.B value 2000000 XAF (approx 3048 EUR) are not subject to PSI/BIVAC
PSI/BIVAC has to be arranged by the shipper and not their appointed freight forwarder or any other outside entity.
Once PSI inspection and processing is complete at origin, the inspecting agent issues shipper with a Certificate of Conformity (CoC).
Shipper is responsible for ensuring the CoC is sent to the consignee prior to shipment arriving at destination.
The following goods are exempt from PSI/BIVAC :

Transit operations

Gold and precious stones

Objects of art

Explosive and pyrotechnic products

Arms and ammunitions

Live animals

Cinematographic films, exposed and developed

Current newspapers and periodicals

Parcel post

Serum, vaccines, medicines (for human use)

Imports for United Nations Organisations, for their own use

Fresh eggs

Perishable goods if not frozen (meat, fish, vegetable and fruit)

Scrap metals

Crude oil and refined products

Parcel posts not for trade purposes

Commercial samples

Newspapers and periodicals

Goods re-imported by the government

Household and personal effects including motor vehicles provided the motor vehicle qualify for conditions of returning residents; all other vehicles are subject to inspection, except used vehicles without commercial value

Gifts by foreign governments, international organisations or private people in case of catastrophes

Personal gifts sent by foreign residents to their relatives in Chad and for their personal use

Gifts and supplies to diplomatic and consular missions, to United Nations organisations, to other international organisations imported for their own needs that are exempt from duties and taxes

Goods as might be specified by the authorities

Last update: November 20, 2020

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