Switzerland's economic and diplomatic relations with Belize are good but moderate in scope.
Bilateral relations Switzerland–Belize
Key aspects of diplomatic relations
Diplomatic and economic exchanges between the two countries are moderate in scope and there is no known investment. Swiss interests are represented by the Swiss embassy in Mexico City and the honorary consul in Belize City.
Economic relations between the two countries are also low-key. In 2019, Switzerland imported goods worth around CHF 100,000 and exported goods worth CHF 1.9 million to Belize, mainly pharmaceutical products, watches and works of art.
Cooperation in education, research and innovation
Researchers from Belize can apply to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.
Swiss nationals in Belize
At the end of 2019, there were 33 Swiss nationals living in Belize.
History of bilateral relations
Switzerland recognised Belize when it achieved independence in 1981. The two countries have maintained diplomatic relations since 1988.
The Swiss ambassador accredited to Belize is based in Mexico City. Switzerland has been represented by an honorary consul in Belize City since 1996.