中外合作设计工程项目暂行规定(附英文) （一九八六年三月二十七日国务院批准） 第一条 为了加强对中国设计机构同外国设计机构合作设计工程项目（以下简称合作设计）的管理，促进合作设计活动的开展，特制定本规定。 第二条 中国投资或中外合资、外国贷款工程项目的设计，需要委托外国设计机构承担时，应有中国设计机构参加，进行合作设计。中国投资的工程项目，中国设计机构能够设计的，不得委托外国设计机构承担设计，但可以引进与工程项目有关的部分设计技术或向外国设计机构进行技术经济咨询。外国在中国境内投资的工程项目，原则上也应由中国设计机构承担设计；如果投资方要求由外国设计机构承担设计，应有中国设计机构参加，进行合作设计。 第三条 需要进行合作设计的工程项目（包括合作设计所需的外汇），按照项目管理权限，由主管部门或建设单位在上报项目建议书或设计任务书的同时，提出申请，经批准后方可对外开展工作。小型项目，按隶属关系由主管部门或省、自治区、直辖市计划委员会批准。大中型项目，按隶属关系由主管部门或省、自治区、直辖市提出审查意见，报国家计划委员会审批；其中特大型项目，由国家计划委员会组织初审，提出审核意见，报国务院批准。项目的主管部门或建设单位在择优选定外国设计机构的同时，应选定中国的合作设计机构。 第四条 外国设计机构经设计资格审查合格者，方可承担中国工程项目的设计任务。外国设计机构的资格是否合格，由项目的主管部门进行审查。审查设计资格是否合格的主要内容：（一）外国设计机构所在国或地区出具的设计资格注册证书；(二)技术水平、技术力量和技术装备状况；（三）承担工程设计的资历和经营管理状况；（四）社会信>。 第五条 合作设计双方必须签订合作设计合同，明确双方的权利和义务。合作设计合同应包括以下内容：（一）合作设计双方的名称、国籍、主营业所和法定代表人的姓名、职务、国籍、住所；(二)合作的目的、范围和期限；（三）合作的形式，对设计内容、深度、质量和工作进度的要求；（四）合作设计双方对设计收费的货币构成、分配方法和分配比例；（五）合作设计双方工作联系的方法；（六）违反合同的；（七）对合同发生争议时的解决方法；（八）合同生效的条件；（九）合同签订的日期、地点。 第六条 在签订合作设计合同时，被选定为合作设计的主设计方应与项目委托方签订设计承包合同。 第七条 合作设计可以包括从工程项目的勘察到工程设计的全过程，也可选择其中某一阶段进行合作。 第八条 合作设计项目的设备选型和材料选用，经合作设计双方协商后由主设计方提出，在确保生产工艺技术或使用要求的条件下，应优先选用中国的设备和材料。 第九条 合作设计应采用先进的、适用的标准规范，合作设计双方应互相提供拟采用的范本。 第十条 合作设计双方要进行设计条件会审，并对设计质量负责。合作设计双方按合同完成设计后，送项目委托方审查认可。 第十一条 在合作设计中，外国设计机构需要的地形、地质、水文、气象、环境调查等基础资料，由项目委托方按类别向各主管部门办理审批手续，实行有偿提供。使用资料者不得向第三方转让。 第十二条 在合作设计的过程中，合作设计双方应按合同要求严格履行自己的义务，如未达到合同要求，应按合同规定承担。 第十三条 合作设计双方设计所得收入，应按中国有关税法规定纳税。 第十四条 香港、澳门设计机构与境内设计机构进行合作设计，参照本规定执行。 第十五条 本规定由国家计划委员会负责解释。 第十六条 本规定自一九八六年七月一日起施行。 INTERIM PROVISIONS CONCERNING CHINESE-FOREIGN COOPERATION IN THEDESIGNING OF ENGINEERING PROJECTS Important Notice: (注意事项) 英文本源自中华人民共和国务院法制局编译, 中国法制出版社出版的《中华人民共和国涉外法规汇编》(1991年7月版). 当发生歧意时, 应以法律法规颁布单位发布的中文原文为准.This English document is coming from "LAWS AND REGULATIONS OF THEPEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA GOVERNING FOREIGN-RELATED MATTERS" (1991.7)which is compiled by the Brueau of Legislative Affairs of the StateCouncil of the People's Republic of China, and is published by the ChinaLegal System Publishing case of discrepancy, the original version in Chinese shall prevail. Whole Document (法规)INTERIM PROVISIONS CONCERNING CHINESE-FOREIGN COOPERATION IN THEDESIGNING OF ENGINEERING PROJECTS(Approved by the State Council on March 27, 1986 and promulgatedby the State Planning Commission and the Ministry of Foreign EconomicRelations and Trade on June 5, 1986)Article 1These Provisions are formulated to strengthen the administration of thecooperation between Chinese designing institutions and foreign designinginstitutions in the designing of engineering projects (hereinafterreferred to as "cooperative designing") and to promote the development ofcooperative designing ticle 2As regards engineering projects to be financed by Chinese investment orChinese-foreign joint investment, or by foreign loans, when theirdesigning is to be entrusted to foreign designing institutions,cooperative designing shall be carried out with the participation ofChinese designing regards engineering projects to be financed by Chinese investment, ifthe designing can be undertaken by Chinese designing institutions, thetask shall not be entrusted to any foreign designing institution, but partof the designing technology pertinent to the engineering project may beintroduced or foreign designing institutions may be approached forconsultancy on technological and economic regards engineering projects to be constructed within the territory ofChina and financed by foreign investment, the designing shall, inprinciple, be also undertaken by Chinese designing institutions; if theinvestors request that the designing be done by foreign designinginstitutions, cooperative designing shall be carried out with theparticipation of Chinese designing ticle 3In cases where engineering projects call for cooperative designing(including the foreign exchange needed for the cooperative designing), thecompetent authorities or the units undertaking the construction projectshall, in accordance with the limits of authority for the administrationof construction projects, make an application while submitting a writtenengineering project proposal or a written designing task report forexamination and approval; and only after obtaining approval can they beginto peck for foreign cooperation. For small-scale engineering projects, thematter shall be approved by the competent authorities or by the planningcommissions of the provinces, autonomous regions, or municipalitiesdirectly under the Central Government in accordance with the respectivesubordinative relationships. For large and medium-sized engineeringprojects, the matter shall, in accordance with the respectivesubordinative relationships, be examined by the competent authorities orby the provinces, autonomous regions, or municipalities directly under theCentral Government, which shall then submit a report with their opinionsto the State Planning Commission for examination and approval. As toextra-large engineering projects, the State Planning Commission shallorganize preliminary examination and submit a report with its opinionsconcerning the examination to the State Council for e competent authorities or the units undertaking the constructionprojects, while selecting the most qualified foreign designinginstitutions, shall also select domestic designing institutions for thecooperative ticle 4Only after passing an examination of designing qualifications can aforeign designing institution be entrusted with the task of designing anengineering project in China. The competent authorities for theengineering project shall be responsible for examining the qualificationsof the foreign designing e examination of designing qualifications covers the following mainitems:(1) a certificate of registered designing qualifications issued by thecountry or region where the foreign designing institution is located;(2) the technical level, technical force, and the state of itstechnological equipment;(3) the record of its experiences in undertaking project designing and thestate of its operations and management;(4) its reputation in ticle 5A contract for cooperative designing shall be concluded between the twoparties in cooperation, stipulating explicitly the rights and obligationsof the two parties. The contract of cooperative designing shall includethe following main items:(1) the names of the two institutions in cooperation, their nationality,their head offices, and the names, positions, nationality and addresses oftheir respective legal representatives;(2) the purpose, scope and period of cooperation;(3) the form of cooperation, and the requirements for the contents, depthand quality of designs, and for work progress;(4) the mix of currencies in which the two cooperating parties wish to bepaid for their designing fees, and the methods and the proportions ofdistribution;(5) the ways of business communication between the two parties incooperation;(6) liabilities for the breach of contract;(7) the ways of settling disputes over the contract;(8) the conditions for the contract to be effective;(9) the date and place for signing the ticle 6At the time when the contract for cooperative designing is signed, thechief designing party selected shall sign a contract for project designingwith the entrusting party of the engineering ticle 7The cooperative designing may either cover the whole process of anengineering project, i.e., from prospecting to the designing of theproject, or just involve a particular phase of the ticle 8With respect to the selection of the main types of equipment as well asthat of materials, the proposal in the matter shall, after consultationbetween the two parties in cooperation, be put forward by the chiefdesigning party. Equipment and materials originating in China shall begiven priority in selection, on condition that they satisfy therequirements of production in terms of technology and ticle 9Advanced and appropriate standards and norms shall be adopted incooperative designing and the two parties in cooperation shall provideeach other with the models they plan to ticle 10The two parties in cooperation shall have a joint check up on thedesigning conditions, and both parties shall be jointly responsible forthe quality of the designs. As soon as the two parties have completedtheir designing in accordance with the stipulations of the contract, theyshall submit the designs to the entrusting party for examination ticle 11In the course of cooperative designing, in case the foreign designinginstitution requires basic data concerning the topography, geology,hydrology, meteorology, and environment in the location of the project,the entrusting party of the engineering project shall apply to the relatedcompetent authorities for examination and approval in accordance with thedifferent categories of data, and the provision of such data is non-gratuitous. The users of such data are not permitted to transfer the datato a third ticle 12In the course of cooperative designing, the two parties in cooperationshall, in accordance with the stipulations of the contract, fulfil theirrespective obligations to the letter; if one party fails to meet therequirements of the contract, it shall take the liabilities stipulated inthe ticle 13The two parties in cooperation shall, in accordance with the provisions ofthe tax law of China, pay taxes on the income accruing to them from thedesigning ticle 14Cooperative designing, undertaken by designing institutions in Hong Kongand Macao with the designing institutions in the mainland, shall behandled with reference to these ticle 15The right to interpret these Provisions resides in the State ticle 16These Provisions shall go into effect as of July 1, 1986.