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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...
Publications
16/12/2021

2021 Berne Union Yearbook: Adapt, Innovate, Accelerate, Repeat

Featuring leading voices from across international trade and investment reflect on the key themes of 2021, and expectations for the coming year
Publications
22/11/2021

Business Confidence Index Q4.21 Published

2021 looks set to end on a high, with a predicted upsurge in demand for cover matched by continued strong risk appetite among underwriters. A moderate anticipat...
Press Release
11/11/2021

TXF Feature Interviews from the Berne Union AGM: State of play in export credit with BU President Michal Ron

TXF conducted a series of interviews with Berne Union Officials on the side lines of our AGM in Budapest - kicking off with President Michal Ron
MC Announcement
09/11/2021

Appointment of new Elected Officials and Institutional Representatives to the Berne Union's Management Committee

In elections and voting following the 2021 AGM, the Berne Union has appointed new Officials for the ECA and PC Committees as well as 5 new institutional represe...
Press Release
27/10/2021

Financial Times feature on export credit during the pandemic

Based on an interview with Berne Union President Michal Ron, on the sidelines of the 2021 AGM in Budapest
Press Release
20/10/2021

Berne Union Acknowledgement of the Finance in Common Joint Declaration of Public Development Banks

Signed by 450 public development banks, the Declaration affirms commitment to support the transformation of the global economy towards sustainable and resilient...
Press Release
13/10/2021

Credit insurers cautiously optimistic as merchandise trade returns to pre-pandemic levels

Oct Press Release: Industry Data for 2021 H1 from the sidelines of the Berne Union AGM in Budapest
Member News
07/10/2021

New Member: Saudi Exim Bank

Saudi Eximbank assumes membership in its capacity as the official ECA of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, following transfer from SFD/SEP
Publications
29/09/2021

September BUlletin: New Foundations

Rapid business transformation, due to COVID and climate is presenting huge opportunities for both business development and process improvement
Publications
21/09/2021

Business Confidence Index Q3.21 Published

BCI Q3 Report confirms a steady improvement in both demand and risk appetite during the first half of 2021, while emerging claims have remained low
Member News
21/09/2021

Peder Lundquist appointed CEO of EKF Denmark's Export Credit Agency

EKF’s Board of Directors has today appointed Peder Lundquist Chief Executive Officer of EKF Denmark's Export Credit Agency.
Publications
11/08/2021

2020 State of the Industry Report

Analysis of data and trends in the export credit and investment insurance industry during 2020
Publications
22/07/2021

Summer BUlletin: Illuminating Climate

Changing perspectives in climate policy, products and processes across the export credit industry
Member News
15/07/2021

New Norwegian export credit agency Eksfin up and running

Export Finance Norway (Eksfin.no) is the result of a merger between former government agencies GIEK and Export Credit Norway, and is fully operational from 1 Ju...
Publications
30/05/2021

May BUlletin: In search of claims

Where is the avalanche of claims and insolvencies expected to emerge from COVID-19? The picture so far is uneven across geographies, sectors and business lines....
Publications
28/05/2021

Business Confidence Index Q2.21 Published

BCI Q2. Update continues the trend established through the end of 2020 and while risk appetite remains high, insurers continue preparing for rising claims in th...
Outreach
25/05/2021

CSM Workshop: Cooperation for Climate Impact starting 7th June

We are delighted to share a finalised agenda for the workshop and invite all practitioners involved in trade, development and climate finance to register their ...
Member News
21/05/2021

New agency Export Finance Norway superseding GIEK from 1 July

Export Finance Norway will handle all officially supported export credits consisting of export credit guarantees from GIEK and export credit loans from Export C...
Member News
06/05/2021

EXIM Thailand Appoints New President

EXIM Thailand would like to announce the appointment of Dr. Rak Vorrakitpokatorn as President, effective from April 1, 2021
Publications
27/04/2021

April BUlletin: A cross-roads for Africa's post-COVID recovery?

Which approaches can best build upon the opportunities presented by growing intra-regional trade, and investment in sustainable infrastructure?
Member News
15/04/2021

Signe Rähesoo appointed CEO of AS KredEx Krediidikindlustus

The Supervisory Board of AS KredEx Krediidikindlustus has appointed Signe Rähesoo, who has long-term experience in the financial sector, as the Chairman of the ...
Publications
23/03/2021

March BUlletin: Navigating the brave new world of trade

How can we maintain supply of finance, in the face of growing demand and irregular patterns of risk?

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