ETIM International is an association that is intended as a partnership of local ETIM organizations in different countries. Full membership of ETIM International is open to recognised national ETIM organizations as specified in the present statutes. Also ETIM International can accept supporting members without voting rights.

So individual companies such as manufacturers, wholesalers or technical contractors are not a direct full member of ETIM International, but indirect through membership in one or more of the local ETIM organizations. In exceptional cases, where a recognized national ETIM organisation does not yet exist in a country, a limited number of individual companies can be accepted temporarily as a direct member under the conditions described in the statutes.

The organization of the national ETIM organizations is not centrally defined. However some guidelines are given by the statutes to the activities to be performed by the national organizations.