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

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...
Member News
10/02/2022

U.S. Senate Votes to Confirm Reta Jo Lewis as President and Chair of Export-Import Bank of the United States

The United States Senate voted today to confirm Ms. Reta Jo Lewis as President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United State...
Publications
03/02/2022

February BUlletin: Diverging Risk

Even if 2022 finally brings us beyond the thrall of the COVID-19 pandemic, the events of past years have brought significant divergence of risk across economic ...
Press Release
18/01/2022

Boost to private market representation in the Berne Union as Everest and The Hartford voted in as latest Observer Members

Everest and The Hartford have been confirmed as Observer Members of the Medium and Long-Term Committee, taking the total number of Berne Union Members and Obser...

Upcoming meetings

Country Risk Specialist Meeting - Seoul

06-08 Jun 2022
Seoul, Korea Rep.
KSURE will be hosting the Country Risk specialists from 6 - 8 June 2022 in Seoul, Republic of Korea

MLT Technical Panel 2022

06-07 Jun 2022
Washington DC, United States
The MLT TP will take place in June 2022, in Washington DC, USA.

Claims and Recoveries Specialist Meeting

08-10 Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom
The 2022 Claims and Recoveries Specialist Meeting will take place in London, UK, hosted by UKEF

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