There is a big difference when it comes to whether or not a garment is CE Tested, CE Certified, or CE Approved. Yet manufacturers often use these terms interchangeably. WebBikeWorld.com wrote a very interesting article after they discovered for themselves that there is indeed a difference while testing the Bull-It SR6 jeans. The article is full of great information on the actual testing standards that CE Approval requires as well as how some manufacturers are able to get around the standards and still advertise their products as carrying a CE certification or CE approval.
You can read the full article here.