Relations are good, but not very intensive.
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, service or official passport. The Swiss embassy in Caracas (Venezuela) represents Swiss interests in Trinidad and Tobago.
In 2015 Switzerland imported goods worth nearly CHF 1.55 million, mainly chemical products. Exports to Trinidad and Tobago amounted to CHF 6.61 million, primarily pharmaceuticals and machinery.
Cooperation in education, research and innovation
Switzerland collaborates with the University of the West Indies and has helped set up the Institute of International Relations. Researchers and artists 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 2015 there were 109 Swiss citizens living in Trinidad and Tobago.
History of bilateral relations
Switzerland recognised Trinidad and Tobago on their independence in 1962. It established consular relations in 1985 and also proposed that diplomatic relations should commence in 2001.