ETIM is a classification standard for the exchange of product data in the field of electrical engineering (electrical installation products, household appliances as well as consumer electronics) and related industries (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and sanitary technology) to enable electronic trading of these products. The ETIM classification is multilingual, media and supplier neutral. ETIM is basically a free standard, so the data model can be used without license fees.
ETIM originally stood for European Technical Information Model or Electrotechnical Information Model. After the inclusion of further industries as well as the spread beyond Europe, the E in ETIM today no longer stands for a concrete term.