AGOA Status: Chad is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and Chad have no trade or investment agreements.

U.S. - Chad Trade Facts

Chad is currently our 118th largest goods trading partner with $532 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $53 million; goods imports totaled $479 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Chad was $427 million in 2018.


Chad was the United States' 169th largest goods export market in 2018.

U.S. goods exports to Chad in 2018 were $53 million, up 68.0% ($21 million) from 2017 but down 15.8% from 2008. 

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: electrical machinery ($11 million), machinery ($9 million), tanning dyes, paint, putty ($9 million), miscellaneous chemical products ($8 million), and miscellaneous food (protein concentrate) ($3 million).

U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Chad totaled $3 million in 2018.


Chad was the United States' 93rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

U.S. goods imports from Chad totaled $479 million in 2018, down 8.8% ($46 million) from 2017, and down 85.6% from 2008. 

The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: mineral fuels ($471 million), vegetable saps and extracts (lac; gum, resin, balsams) ($7 million), electrical machinery ($920 thousand), special other (returns) ($145 thousand), and machinery ($94 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Chad was $427 million in 2018, a 13.7% decrease ($67 million) over 2017.