The EU's political relations with Trinidad and Tobago are underpinned by the Cotonou Agreement. This Agreement was signed in 2000 by the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states, the EU Member States and the European Community. It covers a period of 20 years and has been revised every 5 years. The Agreement will end in 2020 and negotiations are currently taking place to draw up the successor agreement that will set the terms of the future relationship between the ACP states and the EU.
The Agreement foresees a regular political dialogue between the EU and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to discuss issues of mutual interest.