The Keymark is very often confused with CE marking.
In order to help understanding the differences between the Keymark and CE marking, the table below may be of some help:
The Keymark is a demonstration that the product is in conformity with the relevant European Standard.
The Keymark can help to choose between products conforming to the legally required minimum characteristics in the European Economic Area, and products conforming to the complete European Standard.
The Keymark is a Quality mark.
The Keymark addresses users and consumers.
The Keymark is a voluntary certification mark.
The Keymark can only be granted by certification bodies, who are responsible to ensure continued compliance of the product with the requirements.
CE marking is an indication that the product should be in conformity to the provisions of all applicable European Directives.
CE marking can be based on compliance of the product with the characteristics mentioned in Annex ZA of the relevant harmonized European Standard. Some characteristics in that standard may not be included in Annex ZA.
CE marking is a passport for the EU market.
CE marking addresses the responsible market surveillance authorities.
CE marking is mandatory.
The affixing of CE marking may require the intervention of Notified Bodies, but always remains the responsibility of the manufacturer or his authorised representative.
For more information about CE marking we recommend to consult the web site of the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry