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
22/07/2021

Summer BUlletin: Illuminating Climate

Changing perspectives in climate policy, products and processes across the export credit industry
Member News
15/07/2021

New Norwegian export credit agency Eksfin up and running

Export Finance Norway (Eksfin.no) is the result of a merger between former government agencies GIEK and Export Credit Norway, and is fully operational from 1 Ju...
Publications
30/05/2021

May BUlletin: In search of claims

Where is the avalanche of claims and insolvencies expected to emerge from COVID-19? The picture so far is uneven across geographies, sectors and business lines....
Publications
28/05/2021

Business Confidence Index Q2.21 Published

BCI Q2. Update continues the trend established through the end of 2020 and while risk appetite remains high, insurers continue preparing for rising claims in th...
Outreach
25/05/2021

CSM Workshop: Cooperation for Climate Impact starting 7th June

We are delighted to share a finalised agenda for the workshop and invite all practitioners involved in trade, development and climate finance to register their ...
Member News
21/05/2021

New agency Export Finance Norway superseding GIEK from 1 July

Export Finance Norway will handle all officially supported export credits consisting of export credit guarantees from GIEK and export credit loans from Export C...
Member News
06/05/2021

EXIM Thailand Appoints New President

EXIM Thailand would like to announce the appointment of Dr. Rak Vorrakitpokatorn as President, effective from April 1, 2021
Publications
27/04/2021

April BUlletin: A cross-roads for Africa's post-COVID recovery?

Which approaches can best build upon the opportunities presented by growing intra-regional trade, and investment in sustainable infrastructure?
Member News
15/04/2021

Signe Rähesoo appointed CEO of AS KredEx Krediidikindlustus

The Supervisory Board of AS KredEx Krediidikindlustus has appointed Signe Rähesoo, who has long-term experience in the financial sector, as the Chairman of the ...
Publications
23/03/2021

March BUlletin: Navigating the brave new world of trade

How can we maintain supply of finance, in the face of growing demand and irregular patterns of risk?
Secretariat Update
17/03/2021

Didem Bayseferogullari joins the Berne Union as Committee Manager responsible for the ECA Committee

Didem joined the Berne Union Secretariat in March 2021 with the primary responsibility for managing the ECA Committee.

Upcoming meetings

SME Specialist Meeting - Moscow

07-09 Sep 2021
Moscow, Russia
SME practitioners will be meeting from 7 - 9 September in Moscow, Russia, hosted by EXIAR
Visa supporting documents due
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Project Finance Webinar Series

Sep 2021
Online / Shindig
A series of online webinars beginning Autumn 2021, exploring current trends in project finance activity: deal ...

Annual General Meeting Budapest 2021

11-15 Oct 2021
Budapest, Hungary
The 2021 AGM is currently planned to take place in person from 11-15 October, in Budapest Hungary

Debt restructuring and future of investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

04 Nov 2021
Shindig Webinar
Webinar with members sharing their experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa

Country Risk Specialist Meeting - Seoul

2021
Seoul, Korea Rep.
Circumstances permitting, we aim to hold an in-person meeting of country risk specialists later this year in S...