The United States established diplomatic relations with Trinidad and Tobago on August 31, 1962, when it recognized the island nation’s independence. Since the 1960s, Trinidad and Tobago has emerged as one of the most industrialized countries in the English-speaking Caribbean, and is an active member of the international community. Today, the United States and Trinidad and Tobago enjoy cordial relations based on a shared commitment to democracy, mutually beneficial trade, and close security cooperation. The two countries have an extradition and mutual legal assistance treaty as well as agreements on maritime cooperation and tax information exchange.
The U.S. Government provides technical assistance to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago through a number of existing agreements. A Customs Advisory Team from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security works with the Ministry of Finance. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborates with the Ministry of Health and regional partners to strengthen HIV/AIDS programs and to build public health capacity to combat mosquito-borne viruses by improving laboratory systems and services. The U.S. Embassy’s extensive cultural, sports, education and preventing violent extremism programs and exchanges strengthened the bilateral relationship, increased economic opportunities for youth, increased their leadership skills, and encouraged them to continue their education and give back to their communities. Today, the embassy resides in Port of Spain. For more information on our relationship with Trinidad and Tobago, please click here.
Source, Source, United States Department of State, Office of the Historian and Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.