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

Leaders of the 'RCG' (Asian ECAs) Address Development of the Energy Sector through Cooperative Initiatives

24/01/2020
11th annual CEO Meeting of the Asian Export Credit Agencies took place on 14-16 January, hosted by NEXI in Tokyo

Chubb takes stake in ATI to boost African trade

16/01/2020
Chubb is first global property and casualty insurer to invest in Africa's leading multilateral political risk and credit insurance agency

January BUlletin: Mega Trends and Trade

09/01/2020
Exploring the macro forces impacting trade, 2019 H1 Industry Data Snapshot + Analysis of the Economic Outlook for 2020

Berne Union Yearbook 2019

04/11/2019
On the 85th anniversary of the Berne Union, our yearbook collects insights and analysis from industry leaders on the state of the export credit and in...

PRESS RELEASE: A Challenging environment for trade in the first half of 2019

23/10/2019
Insurers reported a declining volume of new commitments alongside a 21% increase in claims paid, citing uncertainty fuelled by increasingly negative t...

New Vice President Elected

04/10/2019
Christina Westholm-Schröder, Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriter, at Sovereign Risk Insurance has been elected as the new Vice President of the ...

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

Upcoming meetings

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...
28-29 Apr 2020

IfTI Global Symposium 2020

Offenburg / Gengenbach, Germany
The 2020 Symposium will discuss prospects and practical issues how public and private actors ca...
11-15 May 2020

Spring Meeting 2020

Budapest, Hungary
The 2020 Spring Meeting will take place in May - hosted in Budapest by EXIM Hungary.
12-16 Oct 2020

Nur-Sultan Annual General Meeting, 2020

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
The BU AGM 2020 will take place in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan