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 2016, Berne Union members provided USD 1.9 trillion of payment risk protection to banks, exporters and investors - equivalent to 11% 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

14% of global cross-border trade supported in 2017 by export credit and investment insurers

Berne Union announces strong growth in members’ new business as it releases 2017 year-end data at its General Meeting in Kenya

2018 State of the Industry Survey

Press release with details of the 2018 state of the industry survey, conducted jointly with ICISA

IfTI Global Symposium: financing. impact. together (19 and 20 June)

The Berne Union is collaborating with IfTI and EKF to present this high-level symposium addressing the modernisation of the trade and development fina...

Public/private partnerships offer advantages for political, credit risks

XL Catlin President of PRCB, dan Riordan examines the role of Public / Private partnerships in the context of political and credit risks

3 New Members Join the Berne Union

Following a successful vote, three new members have joined the Berne Union: BANDEX; ECGC Zimbabwe and IE Singapore

BU President Honoured

Topi Vesteri has been awarded the title "Commander in the Order of Lion of Finland" - one of the highest official honours of FInland

Berne Union signs MoU with Aman Union

The Berne Union has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Aman Union to increase collaboration on areas of mutual interest

New Appointments at Secretariat

Two new colleagues have joined the Secretariat team

Belgrade AGM Press Release & H1 2017 Statistics

Press release following the 2017 AGM in Belgrade

Berne Union Yearbook 2017

The Berne Union 2017 Yearbook has now been published.

Upcoming meetings

18-23 Mar 2018

Kilifi Spring Meeting 2018

Kilifi, Kenya
The Berne Union 2018 Spring Meeting is taking place in Kenya, hosted by ATI
Registration is closed
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07-08 Jun 2018

SME Specialist Meeting 2018

The 2018 SME Specialist Meeting will take place 7-8 June in Ljubljana, hosted by SID Banka.
19-20 Jun 2018

IfTI Global Symposium: Financing. Impact. Together.

Offenburg University, Germany
high-level symposium tackling the issue of modernising the trade and development finance landscape to serve future goals...
New Event
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15-19 Oct 2018

Paris Annual General Meeting 2018

The 2018 AGM will take place in October - hosted in Paris by Bpifrance