High-tech Enterprise Certificate

Quality first, continuous research and development of new products, continuous innovation is our company’s philosophy. With our unremitting efforts, our company has been awarded the certificate of high-tech enterprise. This is not only an affirmation of our previous innovative research and development work, but also an incentive to continue to work hard, and do our best to make better products.


The China Corporate Income Tax Law, which came into effect on January 1, 2008, provides a reduced 15 percent Corporate Income Tax (“CIT”) rate for high- and new-technology enterprises encouraged by the State, compared to the regular CIT rate of 25 percent. CIT Law and its implementation regulations authorize the Ministry of Science and Technology (“MST”), the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”), and the State Administration of Taxation (“SAT”) to issue detailed guidance regarding the qualifications and certification procedures for high- and new-technology enterprises. On April 14, 2008, and after receiving approval from the State Council, MST, MOF, and SAT issued the Administrative Measures for Assessment of High- and New-Technology Enterprises (“Measures”) and the Catalogue of High- and New-Technology Areas Specifically Supported by the State (“Catalogue”) by way of a joint circular Guo Ke Fa Huo (2008) No.172. The Measures are retrospectively effective from January 1, 2008.


To qualify as a high- and new-technology enterprise, an enterprise must meet all of the following requirements.

The enterprise must be a resident enterprise that has been registered in China (excluding Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan) for at least one year.

The enterprise must own the proprietary intellectual property right of core technology in connection with the main products (services) of the enterprise. The enterprise may obtain the IP right within last three years through self-R&D activities, purchase, donation, merger, etc. The enterprise may also satisfy this requirement by acquiring an exclusive right to use the IP right for a period of at least five years. It is not clear under the Measures whether the right can be exclusive to China or must encompass a broader area.

3. The products or services of the enterprise must be within the scope of the Catalogue. The Catalogue lists more than 200 categories of technologies, products, and services in eight large technological areas. Those areas are:

Electronic information technology

Biological and medical technology

Aviation and space technology

New materials technology

High-tech services

New energy and energy conservation technology

Resources and environmental technology

Transformation of traditional sectors through new high-tech

4. At least 30 percent of the enterprise’s employees should be college graduates (three-year program or above); among the qualified staff, at least 10 percent of the total number of employees should be engaged in R&D activities.


5. R&D expenditures for the last three accounting years should reach a certain percentage of the enterprise’s total revenue

Total revenue in preceding year R&D expenses at least as % of revenue
below RMB 50 million


RMB 50 million – 200 million


above RMB 200 million


At least 60 percent of the minimum R&D expenditure must be incurred in China.

6. Current-year income from high- and new-technology products (services) is at least 60 percent of the total revenue of the enterprise.

7. The enterprise should meet the requirements respecting the rating of R&D management, the capacity to convert R&D outcomes, the number of IP rights, and the growth of sales and total assets as provided in Administrative Working Guidelines of Assessment of High- and New-Technology Enterprises. Such working guidelines will be issued separately.

Post time: Jun-09-2021