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Update on Identifying State Vendors Owned by the Chinese-State


For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842
Update on Identifying State Vendors Owned by the Chinese-State
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) provided an update on Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis’s request of state vendors to self identify whether they are majority-owned by the Communist Party of China. The CFO made the announcement at the May 28, 2020 meeting of the Florida Cabinet. The press release is available here.
The Department issued the letter to approximately 100,000 vendors who are registered to do business with State of Florida and are setup to receive taxpayer money. To date, the Department has received more than 3,700 responses and a number of questions related to the vendor letter. To better facilitate responses, the Department has created an informational webpage located at
About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).