More information about Trinidad and Tobago is available on the Trinidad and Tobago Country Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.


The United States and Trinidad and Tobago enjoy cordial relations based on a shared commitment to democracy, mutually beneficial trade, energy security, and close security cooperation via the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the U.S. government’s regional citizen security and development program. The two countries have an extradition and mutual legal assistance treaty as well as agreements on maritime cooperation and tax information exchange. The United States and Trinidad and Tobago are partners under the U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis (PACC 2030), which elevates U.S. cooperation with Caribbean countries to support climate adaptation and strengthen energy security, while building the resilience of critical infrastructure and local economies to the climate crisis.  Large numbers of U.S. citizens and permanent residents of Trinbagonian origin live in the United States (primarily in New York and Florida), which keeps cultural ties strong. About 10,000 U.S. citizens visit Trinidad and Tobago on vacation or for business every year, and more than 13,000 American citizens are residents.

U.S. Assistance to Trinidad and Tobago

The U.S. government provides technical assistance to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago through several existing agreements. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborate 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. Trinidad and Tobago plays a key role in CBSI. The U.S. embassy’s extensive speaker, cultural, sports, and education programs strengthen the bilateral relationship, create positive alternatives for youth, counter disinformation, promote investigative journalism, and increase economic opportunities. Through exchanges, small grants, training opportunities, and the development of a whole-of-society network of stakeholders, the U.S. government works to increase public–private collaboration and civil society engagement to create socially connected communities more resilient to violence, violent extremism, crime, and international criminal networks.  USAID reestablished a presence in Trinidad and Tobago by opening a satellite office in December 2022 to focus on rule of law and climate change programs.

Bilateral Economic Relations

The United States is Trinidad and Tobago’s largest trading partner. In 2022, Trinidad and Tobago exported $5.4 billion of goods to the United States and imported $3.5 billion of goods from the United States. Economic agreements between the United States and Trinidad and Tobago include a Bilateral Investment Treaty (1996), a Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (1994), and a Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation (1970). Trinidad’s leading exports to the United States are iron, crude oil, liquefied natural gas, and downstream energy products such as methanol and urea. Top imported products from the United States include food products, chemical products, refined petroleum, and machinery.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Membership in International Organizations

Trinidad and Tobago 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, the Inter-American Development Bank, and World Trade Organization.

Bilateral Representation

Principal U.S. embassy officials are listed in the Department’s Key Officers List.

Trinidad and Tobago maintains an embassy in the United States at 1708 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036 (tel. 202-467-6490). Anthony Phillips-Spencer is the Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States.

More information about Trinidad and Tobago is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here:

CIA World Factbook Trinidad and Tobago Page 
U.S. Embassy in Trinidad & Tobago
History of U.S. Relations With Trinidad and Tobago
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics International Offices Page 
Travel Information

U.S. Department of State

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