TAIAN CITY, China, Feb. 11 China BiologicProducts, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBPO) (''China Biologic'' or the''Company''), one of the leading plasma-based pharmaceutical companies in thePeople's Republic of China (''PRC''), today announced that the Company'sindirect majority-owned subsidiary, Shandong Taibang Biological Products Co.Ltd. (''Shandong Taibang'') has been awarded the High-Technology EnterpriseCertification (the "Certification'') by the provincial government in ShandongProvince.
The Certification is only awarded to qualified enterprises that meet theprovincial government's strict requirements and standards. The Certificationallows the Company to receive a preferential income tax rate of 15% versus theregular rate of 25%, for a period of 3 years starting from as of January 1,2008.
"We are pleased that we will benefit from a lower income tax rate, whichwe expect to have a positive effect on our financial performance in the nextfew years as we reinvest the savings in our business," said Mr. Chao Ming Zhao,CEO of China Biologic. "We also believe that the Certification will enhanceour competitive position and validate our commitment to being an industryleader in the research and development of biopharmaceutical products."
About China Biologic Products, Inc.
Through its indirect majority-owned subsidiary Shandong Taibang BiologicalProducts Co. Ltd. (''Shandong Taibang''), China Biologic Products, Inc., aDelaware corporation (the ''Company''), is principally engaged in the research,development, production and manufacturing and sale of plasma-basedbiopharmaceutical products to hospitals and other health care facilities inChina. The Company's human albumin products are mainly used to increase bloodvolume and its immunoglobulin products are used for the treatment andprevention of diseases.
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