Guam - Senator Judi Guthertz made it clear during today's roundtable meeting that she plans on strengthening the Guam Product Seal Law. The Democrat policymaker says she has found obvious deficiencies and loopholes in the law allowing businesses to import products into Guam and pass them off as it they were made here.
"These loopholes allow large firms to squeeze out island businesses through copycat products mislead visitors and the general public into believing that the products that are offered to them, are actually made on Guam or in Guam," she explained.
The head of Island Wholesale, which makes island chief products in Guam said the enforcement of the Guam Product Seal Law virtually stopped when the Department of Commerce was dissolved several years. The program is now overseen by the Department of Revenue & Taxation. Out of the 61 local companies that held the Guam Product Seal only 11 remain today.