Bilateral relations Switzerland–Barbados

Relations between Switzerland and Barbados are good, but not intensive. Barbados is a favourite holiday destination, attracting thousands of Swiss nationals each year.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

An agreement on the promotion and mutual protection of investments came into force in 1995. Switzerland and Barbados have also signed agreements in areas such as double taxation, investment protection,transfer of sentenced persons, air traffic and lifting mutual visa requirements. The Swiss Embassy in Caracas (Venezuela) represents Swiss interests in Barbados.

Treaty database

Government of Barbados

Caribbean Community CARICOM

Economic cooperation

There is a modest amount of trade with Barbados. In 2015 Switzerland imported goods worth some CHF 1.1 million and exported goods amounting to CHF 5.9 million, including timepieces and jewellery and agricultural and forestry products.

Trade promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise

Swiss nationals in Barbados

There were 40 Swiss nationals resident on Barbados at the beginning of 2016.