Bilateral relations Switzerland–Trinidad and Tobago

Switzerland and Trinidad and Tobago maintain good but not particularly extensive relations. Trade between the two countries consists mainly of pharmaceuticals and chemicals.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

The two countries have signed agreements on double taxation, air traffic, and the reciprocal protection of investments. The Swiss embassy in Caracas, Venezuela represents Swiss interests in Trinidad and Tobago.

Treaty database

Government of Trinidad and Tobago

Caribbean Community CARICOM

Economic cooperation

In 2022 Switzerland imported CHF 600,000 in goods – primarily chemicals – from Trinidad and Tobago. It exported products to the value of CHF 6.1 million to Trinidad and Tobago, mainly comprising pharmaceutical products and machinery.

Trade promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise SGE

Cooperation in education, research and innovation

Researchers who are citizens of Trinidad and Tobago can apply to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists, SERI

Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies

Swiss nationals in Trinidad and Tobago

There were 95 Swiss nationals living in Trinidad and Tobago in 2022. 

History of bilateral relations

Switzerland recognised Trinidad and Tobago's independence on the day it was declared in 1962.

Lesser Antilles, historical Dictionary of Switzerland (de, fr, it)

Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland, Dodis

Last update 30.06.2023


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