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...

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

Berne Union 2020 Yearbook Published

27/11/2020
We mark the year of ‘COVID’ and coalescence of mega trends in trade, risk, sustainability, public policy and technology with an examination of the dis...

What does the post-COVID landscape for finance of trade and economic development look like?

12/11/2020
The Berne Union's Capacity Sharing Marketplace brings together ECAs, DFIs, MDBs and private sector finance/insurance to explore how the marketplace is...

Jonathan Skovbro Steenberg joins the Secretariat as Economic Research Analyst

09/11/2020
Jonathan joined the Secretariat in November 2020 with the primary responsibility to produce research-based industry output for members and other stake...

Credit insurers prepare for increases in COVID-related claims in early 2021 during AGM Stocktake

23/10/2020
Oct 2020 Press Release: AGM Industry Stocktake / SACE's Michal Ron Elected President / New Structure for Berne Union Committees

Appointment of New Elected Officials including Michal Ron (SACE) as President

23/10/2020
Members of the Berne Union voted to appoint new elected officials, including Michal Ron (SACE) as the new President and Christina Westholm-Schroder (S...

New Commitee Structure better aligns the Berne Union with market reality

23/10/2020
Members of the Berne Union have voted to adjust the structure of its Committees to better facilitate the de facto engagement between members, reflecti...

Job Vacancy: Commitee Manager / Associate Director (investment and mlt credit insurance focus)

18/09/2020
A position has opened to join the Secretariat Team as Committee Manager / Associate Director with a focus on investment insurance, PRI and export cred...

Aman Union Industry Awards - call for nominations

17/09/2020
the AU is accepting submissions from all industry professionals for an award recognising an exceptional piece of research. Submission deadline is 31st...

2020 H1 Data: No increase in claims paid but contraction in new commitments

15/09/2020
September 2020 Press Release presents a preliminary report on the business activity of Berne Union Members in the first half of 2020 and indicates tha...

Just Published 2019 Industry Data Review provides a valuable pre-COVID benchmark

11/09/2020
Berne Union Members provided USD 2.4 tn of cover in direct support of export credit and foreign investments in 2019, and paid out USD 6.2 bn - downloa...

Upcoming meetings

07-10 Dec 2020

Capacity Sharing Marketplace: How is the Marketplace Adjusting Amid the Crisis?

Online Webinar
Practical workshop exploring how COVID, Climate and Globalisation are disrupting traditional fi...
09 Dec 2020

BU-ICISA Regulatory Webinar

Online Webinar
2020 BU-ICISA Regulatory Meeting will be held as a series of three online webinars - 25 Novembe...
2021

POSTPONED: 2020 Digitalisation Specialists Meeting, Como, Italy

Como, Italy
Specialist meeting to discuss developments in the field of digitalisation and customer experien...
POSTPONED
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25-26 Mar 2021

Project Finance Specialist Meeting

Zurich, Switzerland
The 2021 Project Finance Specialist Meeting will take place on 25-26 March, in Zurich, Switzerl...