Berne Union

The Berne Union is the International Association representing the global export credit and investment insurance industry, with over 85 member companies among the major national Export Credit Agencies, private credit insurers and multilateral institutions worldwide.

The mission of this not-for-profit trade association, founded in 1934, is to actively facilitate cross-border trade by supporting international acceptance of sound principles in export credits and foreign investments. This is achieved by providing a forum for professional exchange, sharing of expertise and networking amongst members, as well as through engagement in collaborative projects with other stakeholders from across the wider Trade Finance industry.

SACE is an active member at the Berne Union and currently sits in the organisation’s Management Committee. Furthermore, our Chief International Business Officer – Michal Ron – was the elected President of the Union from 2020 to 2022. Other elected official positions were also held by SACE in the recent past (including the Vice-presidency from 2014 to 2016, Vice-chairmanship of the ECA Committee from 2019 to 2021 – to name the most recent responsibilities).

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