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

Secretariat Update
25/09/2022

Welcome Jin-Ho SEO to the Secretariat

Jin-Ho is on secondment from BU Member K-SURE and will work to support our research, analysis and project management capabilities over the next 12 months.
Climate Working Group
15/09/2022

ECAs Trajectory Towards Net Zero Webinar

Registration open for the joint Climate Working Group and GFANZ webinar focusing on net zero export credit and the creation of a Net Zero ECA Alliance
Publications
05/09/2022

Special Edition of the BUlletin: Mobilising Africa's Potential

Curated by the BU’s Sub-Saharan Africa Working Group, authors for this special edition of the BUlletin explore areas of growth and the role of different sources...
Climate Working Group
30/08/2022

Climate Innovation Showcase: Mitigating new technology risks to enable renewable and climate projects

AXA XL give an overview of their performance insurance solution for mitigating new technology risks
BU Data
24/08/2022

Business Confidence Index Q3.22 Published

Heightened geopolitical risk is driving growing demand for export credit insurance, despite the dampening effects on trade of a decidedly bleak economic outlook...
Publications
14/08/2022

2021 State of the Industry Report

We have just published our annual report outlining the state of the export credit insurance industry at the end of 2021
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

Upcoming meetings

Young Professionals Forum, 2022

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

Annual General Meeting Kigali 2022

Nov 7 - Nov 11, 2022
Kigali, 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...

Spring Meeting 2023 - Brussels

May 2023
Brussels, Belgium
The 2023 Spring Meeting will take place in May 2023, in Brussels, Belgium