The Berne Union was established in 1934 to promote international acceptance of good, sound principles for the issuance of export credit and investment guarantees. Today, the Berne Union is the world’s leading organisation for international credit insurers – both private and public. In 2014, the organisation’s 80 members insured more than 10% of world trade. GIEK attends regular meetings twice a year, in addition to expert meetings on various topics. Through these meetings and its membership, GIEK has access to the organisation’s statistics and benchmarking, and can exchange experience with colleagues worldwide.