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Membership in international organizations and associations


The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an international organization with the main purpose to develop international standards and recommendations for improving government social, economic and environmental policies, finding solutions to the problems and constraints on economic growth and development.     

The OECD includes 38 countries, while the Russian Federation has the status of "observer" and actively cooperates with the OECD in order to use the best practices and experience to modernize the Russian legislation. 

EXIAR in its activities follows the OECD guidelines and recommendations related to officially supported export credits, including those related to combating bribery and environmental and social risk assessment. Thus, EXIAR representatives regularly participate in the activities of the Russian coordination and advisory bodies on the issues of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the OECD, as well as in the following OECD working group sessions:

  • OECD Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees (including meetings of the participants to the Arrangement, meetings of the participants to the ASU, country risk expert meetings and environmental and social impact assessment expert meetings);

  • The Committee of Industry and Innovation;

  • Working Party on SMEs.

International Working Group on Export Credits (IWG)

International Working Group on Export Credits (IWG) was established upon the initiative of the United States and China in 2012 to develop the level playing field among the international export credit providers, taking into account the interests of the developing countries.

EXIAR representatives participate in the IWG meetings regularly since 2013.

The working group bring together representatives of the relevant ministries, export credit agencies and export-import banks from 18 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union (all countries), India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Russian Federation, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, the United States, and South Africa.

In November 2020 the European Union  together with Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States decided to temporary suspend for one year their participation in technical negotiations in the IWG, until a higher level of commitment is reached by all members of the working group on certain core issues, including in particular transparency into the terms offered in export finance transactions.

EXIAR takes an active part in various international platforms to provide measures to support national exports, taking into account global practice.

Berne Union

The main mission of the Berne Union is to support participants in international trade by providing a platform for discussion of key issues and trends in the export credit and investment insurance industry. The Berne Union was formed in 1934 and currently has over 80 members, including EXIAR being active member of the main committees. The Berne Union allows collaboration, exchange of knowledge and best practices among export credit agencies and export support institutions from different parts of the world.

ECAs of EAEU countries

EXIAR is actively developing cooperation with export credit agencies (ECA) in the Eurasian Economic Union. In 2017, the ECAs of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia established an interaction platform by signing of a quadripartite Memorandum of Cooperation. This platform contributes to promotion of joint projects and increase of export credit insurance support within the EAEU.

ECAs of BRICS countries

In 2014 EXIAR initiated a new format of cooperation between Export Credit Agencies (ECA) of BRICS countries. The platform was created by signing of the Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation between BRICS ECAs in Fortaleza (Brazil). The Forum envisages annual Heads of ECA meetings as well as expert level seminars for sharing of expertise in export credit and investment insurance.