Business in Chad

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: Doing Business in Chad. N'Djamena. Syllabus. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Chad (Central Africa)
  2. Doing Business in N'Djamena
  3. The Chadian Economy
  4. The International Trade of Chad
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in Chad (*)
    1. Industry
    2. Energy
    3. Tourism
    4. Agriculture, livestock, and fisheries
    5. Mining
  6. The 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.

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Republic of Chad” are the following:

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

Course learning materials in English or French Tchad Portuguese Chade Spanish Chad

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Chad”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

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

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Prospero Kemayou (EENI Professor in Chad)

Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Chad.

The Republic of Chad:

Chad: a new African petrol exporter.

Petrol: 90% of the Chadian exports.

Located in the heart of Africa, the Republic of Chad is a link between the 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: the CFA Franc
  4. Capital: N'Djamena
  5. The Borders of Chad are 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: the Port of Douala (Cameroon) (1,060 kilometres) and the Port of Pointe Noire (Congo)
  3. Almost 85% of the Chadian exports pass through the port of Douala
  4. Two telecommunication projects: fibre optic from the Gulf of Guinea to Nigeria and Sudan
  5. Peace agreements with 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. The Top Chadian economic sectors are petrol and agriculture (45% of GDP)
  10. Since 2003, the Republic of Chad is one of the petrol-exporting countries
  11. The Chadian GDP: 28 billion dollars
  12. GDP growth rate: 11%
  13. The Chadian inflation: 4.2%
  14. Petrol: 90% of the Chadian exports
  15. The top Chadian Resources are 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 to Portugal), Germany, and France (65% of exports)
  19. Other export markets are Nigeria, Spain, Slovakia, Taiwan, Poland, and Morocco

Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)

Chad, through its membership to the Bank of the Central African States (BEAC), is part of the FCA Franc Monetary Zone. The CFA Franc, issued by the Bank of the 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. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou)
  6. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

Bank of the 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
  5.  Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  6. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  7. G5-Sahel
  8. African Union (AU)
  9. African Development Bank
  10. Niger Basin Authority
  11. Africa (Chad)-Asia Strategic Partnership
  12. Africa (Chad)-BRICS
  13. OIF
  14. Forum Africa People's Republic of China
  15. Africa-India Forum
  16. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Samples - Business in Chad

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)

Niger Basin Authority

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

N’Djamena-Djibouti Trans-African Highway

Trans-Sahelian Highway (Dakar-N’Djamena Corridor)



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