ETIM is a data model: it is consistent and differs only through language specifications. Its only goal is to organize technical data. However, an exchange format is meant to structure market information exchanges between two partners.

FAB-DIS is the most advanced exchange format there is in France. Based on German BMEcat®-Standard (and managed by ETIM International), FAB-DIS includes in its last version (2.1) a tab dedicated to ETIM data.