The Berne Union is the leading global association for the export credit and investment insurance industry

Our members include government-backed official export credit agencies, multilateral financial institutions, and private credit insurers from right across the globe...

Annually, Berne Union members provide around USD 2.5 trillion of payment risk protection to banks, exporters and investors - equivalent to 13% of world cross border trade for goods and services (calculated with respect to WTO statistics).

This website contains information about our organisation, members, industry and activities.

Latest News

Outreach
02/08/2022

BU Young Professionals Forum in London this October

A unique opportunity for the future professionals of our industry to deepen their knowledge across a wide range of key topics in trade finance and credit insura...
Climate Working Group
01/08/2022

New Explainer on Measuring Carbon Footprint

Bpifrance's environmental social and climate team present an explainer on carbon footprint assessment, outlining their methodology and lessons learned
Job Vacancy
27/07/2022

The BU is Hiring! - Apply now to join the Secretariat Team in London

The Berne Union is seeking to fill a number of vacancies within its London-based Secretariat team. Check out the roles here and get in touch if you are interest...
Publications
20/07/2022

Summer BUlletin: Ripples and After-Effects

The Summer edition of the BUlletin explores the multiple secondary impacts of both the pandemic and the war in Ukraine - from the potential effects on sovereign...
Press Release
28/06/2022

BU President outlines steps to accelerate climate progress in ExCred keynote address

BU president Michal Ron delivered the keynote address at today's ExCred International conference in London
Events
23/06/2022

Members of the Berne Union to discuss their digitalisation advancements and approaches

The Berne Union’s first-ever meeting dedicated to digital development and strategies in the export credit insurance industry will take place in Amsterdam on 30 ...
Climate Working Group
07/06/2022

Call for Case Studies on Climate Innovation

We want to showcase examples of new and adapted products, structures or transactions which support climate in an innovative way
Events
26/05/2022

BU Country Risk experts explore approaches to risk in the post-pandemic environment

The Berne Union's group of Country Risk experts is gathering in Seoul on 7-8 June to catch up on the global geopolitical environment and technical approaches to...
Publications
23/05/2022

Business Confidence Index Q2.22 Published

Underwriters are tightening risk appetite in response to emerging claims, inflationary pressures and geopolitical tensions, while elevated commodity prices and ...
Member News
20/05/2022

Credsure Zimbabwe, Ukraine ECA and HDI Specialty join as new Observer Members

Three new organisations have joined the Berne Union as Observers following successfully presenting their business to the plenary at the BU Spring Meeting in Ist...
Press Release
11/05/2022

PRESS RELEASE: Istanbul Spring Meeting and H2 2021 Data

Stabilised trade and new investment in energy transition have helped generate real growth for export credit, but multiplying risks now threaten the fragile pand...

Upcoming meetings

Rebuilding Ukraine from an ECA Perspective

Sep 13, 2022
Online
Discussion for the Berne Union's ECAs on cooperation possibilities regarding rebuilding Ukraine

SME Specialist Meeting

Sep 28 - Sep 29, 2022
Belgrade, Serbia
AOFI will be hosting SME practitioners in Belgrade the last week of September 2022

Young Professionals Forum, 2022

Oct 5 - Oct 7, 2022
London, EC3M 3AW, United Kingdom
The YP's first in person meeting will take place in London!

Annual General Meeting Kigali 2022

Nov 7 - Nov 11, 2022
Rwanda
The 2022 AGM will take place 7th - 11th November, in Kigali, Rwanda, hosted by ATI

2022 Rating and Pricing MLT Commercial Risks

Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2022
Helsinki, Finland
The 2022 Rating and Pricing MLT Commercial Risks Specialist Meeting will take place in Helsinki, Finland, hos...