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.
Bilateral relations Switzerland–Trinidad and Tobago
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.
In 2019 Switzerland imported goods worth CHF 1.4 million, mainly chemicals. Exports to Trinidad and Tobago amounted to CHF 4.9 million, primarily pharmaceuticals and machinery.
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 nationals in Trinidad and Tobago
In 2019 there were about 100 Swiss citizens living in Trinidad and Tobago.
History of bilateral relations
Switzerland recognised Trinidad and Tobago's independence in 1962.