Doing Business in Chad

EENI - Business School.

Subject (Course): International Trade and Business in Chad. N'Djamena. Syllabus:


  1. Introduction to the Republic of Chad (Central Africa).
  2. Doing Business in N'Djamena.
  3. Chadian Economy.
  4. International Trade of Chad.
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in Chad (*)
    - Industry
    - Energy
    - Tourism
    - Agriculture, livestock, and fisheries
    - Mining
  6. National Agency for Investment and Export
  7. Introduction to French
  8. Access to the Chadian Market
  9. Business Plan for Chad

(*) Sectoral analysis of each sector is only available in French.

Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in the Republic of Chad”:

  1. To analyse the Chadian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in Chad
  3. To explore Chad's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Chad's Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Chadian Market
Subject “Doing Business in Chad” is studied…
  1. Doctorates (DIB): DIB Islamic Countries, DIB Africa
  2. Course Doing Business in Central Africa
  3. Masters: International Business (MIB), Africa, and Muslims countries

Course learning materials in En or Fr Tchad Pt Chade Es Chad

  1. Credits of the subject “Business in Chad”: 1 ECTS/0.5 AC Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Chad:
Business Chad

We Trust in Africa

Prospero Kemayou (EENI Professor in Chad)

Subject Description: Foreign Trade and Business in Chad.

The Republic of Chad:

Chad: a new African petrol exporter.

Petrol: 90% of Chadian exports.

Located in the heart of Africa, the Republic of Chad is a link between North Africa (Maghreb) and Sub-Saharan Africa.

  1. The population of the Republic of Chad: 11.5 millions of people
  2. The official languages are Arabic, French, and Ngambai
  3. The currency of Chad: CFA Franc
  4. Capital: N'Djamena
  5. Borders of Chad: Niger, Libya, Sudan, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, and Nigeria

The main religions in Chad:

  1. Islam (44%)
  2. Christianity (33%)
  3. Animism (23%)

Chad belongs to the Central African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

The economy of the Republic of Chad:

  1. Sahel-Saharan land-locked country
  2. The nearest ports: Port of Douala (Cameroon) (1,060 kilometres), Port of Pointe Noire (Congo).
  3. Almost 85% of Chad's exports pass through the port of Douala.
  4. Two telecommunication projects: fibre optic from the Gulf of Guinea and with Nigeria and Sudan
  5. Peace agreements with the Sudan
  6. Significant investment in the Chadian petrol sector. Esso Chad: has invested 8 billion dollars in the Doba exploration
  7. President: Déby, substantial efforts to the development of Chad, opening the Chadian Economy.
  8. Creation of the National Agency for Investment and Export
  9. Top Chadian economic sectors: petrol and agriculture (45% of GDP)
  10. Since 2003, the Republic of Chad is one of the petrol-exporting countries
  11. Chadian GDP: 28 billion dollars.
  12. GDP growth rate: 11%
  13. The inflation: 4.2%
  14. Petrol: 90% of Chadian exports
  15. Resources: petrol, salt, and copper mines
  16. Chad is a mainly an importing country because of its geographical isolation. However, the Republic of Chad has an undeniable export potential.
  17. The main exports of the Republic of Chad, furthermore of petrol, are cattle and Arabic gum (Chad is the second-largest producer, behind Sudan).
  18. The Republic of Chad mainly export to Europe (especially Portugal), Germany, and France (65% of exports).
  19. Other export markets are Nigeria, Spain, Slovakia, Taiwan, Poland, and Morocco.

CEMAC Central Africa

Chad, through its membership of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC), is part of the FCA Franc Monetary Zone. The CFA Franc, issued by the Bank of Central African States; it is fully convertible into Euros.

Chad's Preferential Trade Agreements:

  1. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  2. Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  4. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  5. Cotonou Agreement

Bank of Central African States

Trans-African Highways:

  1. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
  2. Trans-Sahelian Highway
  3. N’Djamena-Djibouti Corridor

TBC LOGISTICS (CHAD). Founded in 1963 in Bangui (capital of the Central African Republic), Transport Banos and Co. (TBC) is now present throughout the African continent. The operations are coordinated from Douala, Cameroon. TBC has a network of offices and agents covering the whole of Africa including Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Nigeria, Guinea, Benin, and South Africa.

The Republic of Chad is a member of the:

  1. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  2. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  3. Islamic Development Bank
  4. Afro-Arab cooperation - Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  5. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  6. African Union (AU)
  7. African Development Bank
  8. Niger Basin Authority
  9. Africa (Chad)-Asia Strategic Partnership
  10. Africa (Chad)-BRICS
  11. OIF
  12. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  13. Forum Africa People's Republic of China
  14. Forum Africa-India
  15. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Economic Community Central African

Community Sahel-Saharan States CEN-SAD

Niger Basin Authority

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor

N’Djamena-Djibouti Trans-African Highway

Trans-Sahelian Highway

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