Bilateral relations Switzerland–Trinidad and Tobago

Relations between Switzerland and Trinidad and Tobago are good although not particularly intensive. The Swiss embassy in Venezuela represents Switzerland's interests in Trinidad and Tobago. 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, investment protection and reciprocal visa-free access for holders of a diplomatic or official passport. 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 2020 Switzerland imported CHF 600,000 in goods – primarily chemicals – from Trinidad and Tobago. It exported products to the value of CHF 8.6 million to Trinidad and Tobago, mainly comprising pharmaceutical products and machinery.

Trade promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise SGE

Cooperation in education, research and innovation

Researchers from 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 97 Swiss nationals living in Trinidad and Tobago in 2020. 

History of bilateral relations

Last update 26.01.2022

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