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

Climate Working Group
08/06/2022

Call for Case Studies on Climate Innovation

We want to showcase examples of new and adapted products, structures or transactions which support climate in an innovative way
Events
27/05/2022

BU Country Risk experts explore approaches to risk in the post-pandemic environment

The Berne Union's group of Country Risk experts is gathering in Seoul on 7-8 June to catch up on the global geopolitical environment and technical approaches to...
Publications
24/05/2022

Business Confidence Index Q2.22 Published

Underwriters are tightening risk appetite in response to emerging claims, inflationary pressures and geopolitical tensions, while elevated commodity prices and ...
Press Release
12/05/2022

PRESS RELEASE: Istanbul Spring Meeting and H2 2021 Data

Stabilised trade and new investment in energy transition have helped generate real growth for export credit, but multiplying risks now threaten the fragile pand...
Publications
07/04/2022

Shocks and Short Circuits: The Rewiring of Global Trade

The April BUlletin looks at the complex impacts of commodity supply shocks and political instability exacerbated by the war in Ukraine
Secretariat Update
25/03/2022

BU Young Professionals Update

Update on activities and opportunities to get involved with the BU's community of young professionals
Secretariat Update
24/03/2022

Sub-Saharan Africa Working Group Update

With its expanded membership for 2022 the working group continues its focus on creating a platform for learning and information sharing around the unique challe...
Press Release
17/03/2022

Berne Union Launches New Climate Working Group

The group's objective is to accelerate climate action in the export credit insurance industry by fostering innovation and promoting alignment around low-carbon ...
Press Release
07/03/2022

Statement of solidarity with Ukraine

We are deeply saddened by the current events in Ukraine and condemn the violence directed towards civilians. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, ...
Publications
04/03/2022

Business Confidence Index Q1.22 Published

Growing appetite for climate-related investments and social infrastructure boosts MLT capacity at the beginning of 2022, amid generally positive expectations fo...
Member News
11/02/2022

BANCOMEXT announce new CEO

On January 1st., 2022, Luis Antonio Ramírez Pineda took office as Chief Executive Officer of Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior (Bancomext) and Nacional Financ...

Upcoming meetings

Digitalisation Specialist Meeting - Amsterdam

30 Jun-01 Jul 2022
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Specialist meeting to discuss developments in the field of digitalisation and customer experience

Annual General Meeting Kigali 2022

07-11 Nov 2022
Rwanda
The 2022 AGM will take place 7th - 11th November, in Kigali, Rwanda, hosted by ATI

2022 Rating and Pricing MLT Commercial Risks

30 Nov-01 Dec 2022
Helsinki, Finland
The 2022 Rating and Pricing MLT Commercial Risks Specialist Meeting will take place in Helsinki, Finland, hos...

Spring Meeting 2023 - Brussels

May 2023
Brussels, Belgium
The 2023 Spring Meeting will take place in May 2023, in Brussels, Belgium