More information about Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is available on the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Country Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.
U.S.-SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES RELATIONS
The United States established diplomatic relations with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines following its independence from the United Kingdom in 1979. The United States supports the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ efforts to expand its economic base and to provide a higher standard of living for its citizens. Both governments are concerned with combating both local production and the transshipment of narcotics. The two countries have signed a maritime law enforcement agreement, an extradition treaty, and a mutual legal assistance treaty.
U.S. Assistance to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
U.S. assistance to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is channeled primarily through multilateral agencies such as the World Bank. The U.S. Peace Corps has volunteers in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, who work in education. The U.S. military provides assistance through training, exercises, and construction and humanitarian civic action projects. The United States provides training, technical assistance, and equipment to Vincentian law enforcement and criminal justice institutions through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI). The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided more than $4 million in disaster relief and humanitarian assistance for people evacuated, displaced, or otherwise affected by a series of violent eruptions of the La Soufrière volcano in 2021. The United States and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are partners under the U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis (PACC 2030), which seeks to improve energy security and build climate resilience in the Caribbean.
Bilateral Economic Relations
Trade in goods between the United States and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines totaled $108.1 million in 2021. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a beneficiary of the U.S. Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI), which aims to facilitate the economic development and export diversification of the Caribbean Basin economies by providing countries with duty-free access to the U.S. market for most goods.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ Membership in International Organizations
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, Organization of American States, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization.
Principal U.S. embassy officials are listed in the Department’s Key Officers List.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines maintains an embassy in the United States at 1627 K Street NW, Suite 1202, Washington, DC 20006 (tel./fax 202-364-6730).
More information about Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here:
CIA World Factbook Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Page
USAID Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
History of U.S. Relations With Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Library of Congress – Country Studies
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics
Caribbean Basin Security Initiative
State Caribbean Landing Page