Bilateral relations Switzerland–Belize

Switzerland's economic and diplomatic relations with Belize are good but moderate in scope.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

Diplomatic and economic exchanges between the two countries are moderate in scope. Swiss interests are represented by the Swiss embassy in Mexico City and the honorary consul in Belize City.

Treaty database

Government of Belize

Caribbean Community CARICOM

Economic cooperation

Trade ties between Switzerland and Belize are limited in scope. In 2022, Switzerland imported some CHF 300,000 in goods from Belize, mainly agricultural products and textiles. Swiss exports in the same year amounted to just over CHF 1,5 million – mainly precision instruments, watches and jewellery, and pharmaceutical products.

Trade promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise SGE

Cooperation in education, research and innovation

Researchers who are citizens of Belize can apply to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists, SERI

Swiss nationals in Belize

At the end of 2022 there were 27 Swiss nationals living in Belize.

History of bilateral relations

Switzerland recognised Belize when it achieved independence in 1981. The two countries have maintained diplomatic relations since 1988.

The Swiss ambassador accredited to Belize is based in Mexico City. Switzerland has been represented by an honorary consul in Belize City since 1996.

Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland, Dodis

Last update 20.06.2023


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