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

Climate Working Group
24/01/2023

Climate Working Group representatives share highlights from the UN COP27

Debrief from the participants of the UN COP27 in Egypt
Member News
23/01/2023

New Management Board of HBOR

Hrvoje Čuvalo Appointed as the President, Josip Pavković and Alan Herjavec as Members of the Management Board
Publications
19/01/2023

BU Publications 2023: 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 2023? Contact us with your synopsis
Secretariat Update
19/01/2023

Departure of Vinco David as Secretary General

The Berne Union wishes to announce that after almost 6 years in the role of Secretary General and several other roles before, Vinco David is leaving the Berne U...
Secretariat Update
16/01/2023

Emily Kate Gray joins the BU Secretariat as MLT Committee Manager

EK joins from EDC Canada, and as MLT Manager will be supporting the dialogue between public and private BU members active in MLT cross-border credit and investm...
Member News
13/01/2023

Change of Board of EXIMBANKA SR

EXIMBANKA SR announces changes in their Management Board
Publications
19/12/2022

2022 Berne Union Yearbook: The Marriage of Resilience and Efficiency

Featuring leading voices from across international trade and investment reflect on the key themes of 2022, and expectations for the coming year
Member News
09/12/2022

New Observer Member: Vantage Risk

Vantage have been voted in as new Observer Members of the Berne Union's MLT Committee
Secretariat Update
08/12/2022

Joshua Koehler and Lewis Evans join the BU Secretariat Team

We are delighted to welcome two new hires to the BU Secretariat, Joshua Koehler and Lewis Evans who are joining to support our data analysis and economic resear...
BU Data
05/12/2022

Business Confidence Index Q4.22 Published

Demand for credit and political risk cover continues to grow amidst a gloomy economic outlook for 2023. Risk appetite among underwriters remains tight, with the...
Climate Working Group
28/11/2022

Low Carbon Transition: Tracking Green Finance Progress

SINOSURE summarises progress on corporate strategy, green assessment, products and services, and risk management since 2020

Upcoming meetings

Spring Meeting Brussels 2023

May 8 - May 11, 2023
Brussels, Belgium
The 2023 Spring Meeting will take place in May 2023, in Brussels, Belgium

MLT Technical Panel 2023

Jun 8 - Jun 9, 2023
Hamilton, Bermuda
The MLT TP will take place in June 2023, in Bermuda

Claims and Recoveries Specialist Meeting

Jun 14 - Jun 16, 2023
Prague, Czech Republic
The 2023 Claims and Recoveries Specialist Meeting will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, hosted by EGAP

Reinsurance Specialist Meeting 2023

Sep 2023
Washington, DC, United States
Reinsurance Specialist Meeting will take place in the first half of September 2023, in Washington, DC

Annual General Meeting Amman 2023

Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2023
Amman, Jordan
The 2023 AGM will take place from 31 October to 2 November, in Amman, Jordan