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 73 countries around the world...

In 2018, Berne Union members provided 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

September BUlletin: Trade in Flux

17/09/2019
Latest edition of the Berne Union newsletter with perspectives on international trade, finance and investment from the export credit and political ris...

Berne Union to Host Capacity Sharing Marketplace in India

29/08/2019
This will be a joint workshop for export credit and development institutions, focusing on innovation in Climate Finance, Blended Finance and Infrastru...

July BUlletin Released

31/07/2019
This edition examines how current trends may influence the future of our industry over the coming decade - featuring the winning essay from the Berne ...

BU Education Scholarship Awarded to Shelley Schad, AXA XL

30/07/2019
The scholarship provides for a fee waiver to join the October 2019 intake of Offenburg University’s Postgraduate course in Finance, Risk and Insurance

Distance Learning in Finance, Risk and Insurance

13/06/2019
The Berne Union has Partnered with Offenburg University to provide special access for members undertaking its PG Certificate in Finance, Risk and Insu...

Central Bank of Egypt looking for potential Business Advisors

05/06/2019
Central Bank of Egypt request

May BUlletin Released

24/05/2019
Addressing the evolving role of international financial institutions in generating sufficient risk capital for development projects and in particular ...

The Berne Union response to the European Banking Authority (EBA)

23/05/2019
European Banking Authority (EBA) publishes a consultation paper

Increasing MLT outward reinsurance from ECAs placed with the private market

21/05/2019
An increasing amount of ECA exposure is being reinsured by the private insurance market, reflecting both the increasing capacity and appetite of priva...

RFP: Consultant Report on Best Practice, Role, Structure and Operations of State-Funded ECAs

15/05/2019
Commissioned by the German Governmental Development Agency and European Commission, with respect to expansion of Greek export base capacity and skills

Upcoming meetings

19-20 Sep 2019

SME Marketing Workshop

Stockholm, Sweden
EKN will be hosting a SME marketing focused workshop in Stockholm from 19 - 20 September
20-24 Oct 2019

Hyderabad Annual General Meeting 2019

Hyderabad, India
The 2019 AGM will take place in October - hosted in Hyderabad by ECGC.
Registration Open!
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15-17 Apr 2020

Claims and Recoveries Specialist Meeting 2020

London, United Kingdom
The 2020 Claims and Recoveries Specialist Meeting will take place on 15-17, in London, UK, host...
11-14 May 2020

Spring Meeting 2020

Budapest, Hungary
The 2020 Spring Meeting will take place in October - hosted in Budapest by EXIM Hungary.