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

Spring Webinars: Global Economic Challenges and the Industry Response to COVID-19

12/05/2020
This week the Berne Union is hosting a series of webinars for Members, addressing the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on trade, the economy, and the f...

Robust response to the COVID-19 pandemic from the export credit insurance industry

21/04/2020
All sides of the market have acted swiftly in response to the crisis, introducing measures to combat the negative economic impact of the pandemic by s...

Joint industry letter to European Policymakers to highlight the value of credit insurance facilitating bank lending

18/04/2020
The Berne Union has co-signed a letter to European policymakers, along with 5 other trade finance and insurance associations, highlighting the complem...

Job Advertisement: EXPORT Egypt CEO

27/02/2020
Export Egypt is seeking applicants to fill the position of CEO for the new Egyptian ECA

IfTI Global Symposium 2020: Fostering Economic Development in a World of Change

11/02/2020
Berne Union President Beatriz Reguero will present the welcome address to a cross-industry gathering of public and private institutions at the 2020 If...

COFACE SA: Agreement to acquire GIEK Kredittforsikring

07/02/2020
COFACE SA announces that it has signed an agreement with the Norwegian ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries regarding the acquisition of GIEK Kre...

Leaders of the 'RCG' (Asian ECAs) Address Development of the Energy Sector through Cooperative Initiatives

24/01/2020
11th annual CEO Meeting of the Asian Export Credit Agencies took place on 14-16 January, hosted by NEXI in Tokyo

Chubb takes stake in ATI to boost African trade

16/01/2020
Chubb is first global property and casualty insurer to invest in Africa's leading multilateral political risk and credit insurance agency

January BUlletin: Mega Trends and Trade

09/01/2020
Exploring the macro forces impacting trade, 2019 H1 Industry Data Snapshot + Analysis of the Economic Outlook for 2020

Berne Union Yearbook 2019

04/11/2019
On the 85th anniversary of the Berne Union, our yearbook collects insights and analysis from industry leaders on the state of the export credit and in...

Upcoming meetings

16-17 Sep 2020

IfTI Global Symposium 2020

Offenburg / Gengenbach, Germany
The 2020 Symposium will discuss prospects and practical issues how public and private actors ca...
Dates Changed! 16-17 Sept
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12-16 Oct 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
The AGM 2020 will take place in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, hosted by KAZAKHEXPORT
Oct 2020

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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23 Nov 2020

BU-ICISA Regulatory Seminar

London, United Kingdom
The 2020 Regulatory Seminar will take place on 23 November, in London, UK
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...