# Transferring technology and knowledge
From research to the market: one of Germany’s strengths as a technology hub lies in the further development of scientific knowledge about products and services. Here you will find information and government contacts.
Information about Rights & Duties
As a manufacturer or commercial supplier, you can have the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) check whether your plant protection device complies with the requirements of the Plant Protection Act.
If you would like information on the approval, testing and safety of a medicinal product for use in humans or immunological veterinary medicinal products, you can obtain information.
You can use unauthorised plant protection products under certain conditions on plants, seeds or other infested objects if they are intended exclusively for export from Germany. You need a permit for this.
These Assistance Services support you in exercising your rights and fulfilling your duties in the European internal market.