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

Publications
26/02/2024

February BUlletin: Celebrating 90 years of supporting trade and investment

Celebrating 90 years of Berne Union - 1934 - 2024 Reflecting on Berne Union’s origins and celebrating its achievements. What does the future hold?
Member News
16/02/2024

Changes in the Bank Board of EXIMBANKA SR

The Government of the Slovak Republic appointed a new top management team for the Export-Import Bank of the Slovak Republic as of February 2024
Press Release
15/02/2024

BU90 Stakeholder event 27th Feb - Public live stream

Join Us in Celebrating the Berne Union's 90th Anniversary by connecting for our live streamed panel discussion
Press Release
22/01/2024

Exciting Milestone Alert: Celebrating 90 Years of the Berne Union

BU 90th Anniversary Video
Climate Working Group
19/01/2024

Climate Working Group: Dubai COP28 Workshop recordings available online

The BU CWG held a practical in-person workshop, coinciding with COP28 in Dubai on 6th December 2023
Secretariat Update
17/01/2024

New joiners at the BU Secretariat: Carla Senatore (Deputy Secretary General) and Yerim Lee (Secondee)

From January 2024 we welcome Carla and Yerim to the Secretariat Team
Publications
10/01/2024

BU Publications 2024: Call for submissions on international trade finance and investment

Are you interested in submitting an article or thought-piece for the Berne Union's publications in 2024? Contact us with your synopsis
BU Data
14/12/2023

Business Confidence Index Q4.23 Published

We see renewed demand for export credit insurance and expect a strong end to the year. Insurers are seeing increasing claims as high interest rates and higher i...
MC Announcement
13/12/2023

Appointment of new Elected Officials and Institutional Representatives to the Berne Union's Management Committee

In elections and voting following the 2023 AGM, the Berne Union has appointed new Officials for the ECA and PC Committees as well as 6 new institutional represe...
Publications
12/12/2023

2023 Berne Union Yearbook: The Tools of Transition

Featuring leading voices from across international trade and investment reflecting on the key themes of 2023 and expectations for the coming year
Member News
11/12/2023

Everest and The Hartford confirmed as Full BU Members

In online voting following the AGM, Everest and The Hartford have been formally promoted to full BU Members

Upcoming meetings

MLT Technical Panel 2024

Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2024
Rome, Italy
The MLT TP will take place in March 2024, in Rome.

Digitalisation Specialist Meeting 2024

Mar 20 - Mar 21, 2024
Warsaw, Poland
The meeting will take place from 20-21 March in Warsaw, Poland, hosted by KUKE.

Spring Meeting Oslo 2024

Apr 23 - Apr 25, 2024
Oslo, Norway
The 2024 Spring Meeting will take place in Oslo, hosted by Eksfin

Prague Club Committee Biennial Meeting Athens

May 21 - May 24, 2024
Athens, Greece
ECG will be hosting the Prague Club Committee meeting in Athens in May 2024

Claims and Recoveries Specialist Meeting 2024

Jun 11 - Jun 13, 2024
Shenzhen, China
This meeting will take place from 11-13th June 2024 in Shenzhen, China hosted by SINOSURE