ETIM is an international data standard used in over 20 markets across the world. Specifically, it defines in a consistent way the technical and performance attributes that B2B buyers need in order to match a product to a specific need.
For any product there will be many attributes, features, values and units which can be used to describe its technical performance: width, height, colour, voltage, material, and so on.
In the UK, manufacturers have been working since 2017 to Anglicise ETIM for many types of electro-technical products from cables to circuit protection, from lamps to wiring devices. Work is about to start with the BMF to do the same for HVAC & Sanitary and for Building Materials.
For manufacturers who export, the beauty of ETIM is that you only have to classify your products once. The international network of countries that are part of ETIM International mean translations for other markets are automatic.