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

Publications
27/11/2020

Berne Union 2020 Yearbook Published

We mark the year of ‘COVID’ and coalescence of mega trends in trade, risk, sustainability, public policy and technology with an examination of the disruption an...
Outreach
12/11/2020

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

The Berne Union's Capacity Sharing Marketplace brings together ECAs, DFIs, MDBs and private sector finance/insurance to explore how the marketplace is adjusting
Secretariat Update
09/11/2020

Jonathan Skovbro Steenberg joins the Secretariat as Economic Research Analyst

Jonathan joined the Secretariat in November 2020 with the primary responsibility to produce research-based industry output for members and other stakeholders. H...
Press Release
23/10/2020

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

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

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

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

New Commitee Structure better aligns the Berne Union with market reality

Members of the Berne Union have voted to adjust the structure of its Committees to better facilitate the de facto engagement between members, reflective of unde...
Job Vacancy
18/09/2020

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

A position has opened to join the Secretariat Team as Committee Manager / Associate Director with a focus on investment insurance, PRI and export credit - apply...
Secretariat Update
17/09/2020

Aman Union Industry Awards - call for nominations

the AU is accepting submissions from all industry professionals for an award recognising an exceptional piece of research. Submission deadline is 31st October
Press Release
15/09/2020

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

September 2020 Press Release presents a preliminary report on the business activity of Berne Union Members in the first half of 2020 and indicates that the expe...
Publications
11/09/2020

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

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 - download the repo...

Upcoming meetings

Project Finance Specialist Meeting

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

Capacity Sharing Marketplace Online Workshop June 2021

07-10 Jun 2021
Online
Practical workshop exploring how public and private sources of international finance can cooperate to tackle g...