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 2017, Berne Union members provided USD 2.3 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

Interview with Secretary General

08/03/2019
Vinco David discusses developments in regulation, sustainability and the Berne Union's engagement with banks, development institutions and eximbanks

Job Vacancy: Committee Support Manager / Associate Director

01/02/2019
Applications are invited for the position of Committee Support Manager / Associate Director. The role is based in London, as part of the Secretariat ...

Berne Union and ICISA – successful joint meeting on surety bonds

02/12/2018
Joint meeting shows strong appetite for exchange of business information and innovation discussion on surety bonds and bond insurance

2018 Berne Union Yearbook Published

16/10/2018
Results for first half of 2018 are included in our Yearbook publications, which was released today

PRESS RELEASE: 2018 H1 Business Figures and New President

16/10/2018
Press release from the 2018 Berne Union AGM in Paris

Follow our live Twitter stream of Paris AGM

16/10/2018
We're posting photos, stats and live updates during the meeting via @BerneUnion Twitter account

BU AGM Starts tomorrow

14/10/2018
Over 300+ participants representing 100+ organisations will meet in Paris

Berne Union Member 'XL Catlin' now part of AXA XL

28/09/2018
Following acquisition by AXA, XL Catlin are now part of AXA XL, a division of AXA Group. Chick for further details and press release.

Consultants Sought for ADB Feasibility Study

25/09/2018
The study will aim to develop the concept of a Trade Credit and Investment Guarantee Agency to serve ADB developing Member Countries

Webinar on Local Currency Financing

25/09/2018
The Berne Union today hosted a webinar on local currency financing, featuring presentations from IFC's Arun Sharma, and TCX's Harald Hirschhofer

Upcoming meetings

25-26 Mar 2019

Rating and Pricing MLT Commercial Risks

Washington DC, United States
The 2019 Rating and Pricing MLT Commercial Risks Specialist Meeting will take place on 25-26 Ma...
08-12 Apr 2019

Singapore Spring Meeting 2019

Singapore
Co-hosted by AXA XL, Chubb, Liberty and Zurich, supported by Enterprise Singapore
22.03 Registration Deadline
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08-10 May 2019

Claims and Recoveries Specialist Meeting 2019

Istanbul, Turkey
The 2019 Claims and Recoveries Specialist Meeting will take place on 9-10 May, in Istanbul, hos...
22-24 May 2019

Reinsurance Specialist Meeting

Pula, Croatia
The 2019 Specialist Meeting on Reinsurance will take place on 23 - 24 May, in Pula, Croatia, ho...
24-25 Jun 2019

Country Risk Specialist Meeting

Bratislava, Slovakia
The Country Risk Specialist Meeting will take place from 24 - 25 June 2019, hosted by Eximbanka...
Hotel Reg by 25.04.19
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19-20 Sep 2019

SME Specialist Marketing Workshop

Stockholm, Sweden
EKN will be hosting a SME marketing focused workshop in Stockholm from Seprember 18th - 20th
20-24 Oct 2019

Hyderabad Annual General Meeting 2019

Hyderabad, India
The 2019 AGM will take place in October - hosted in Hyderabad by ECGC.