Govt to apply one-door system to food imports

22 Februar, 2012 | Source: ANTARA News

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Agriculture Ministry is to propose the application of a "one-door" system with regard to food imports whereby the staple is only brought into the country by the central government and no longer by regional governments, the ministry`s deputy chief said.

<p style="text-align: center;"><img width="430" height="286" alt="" src="/userfiles/image/food-import-comliance-safety1.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"In the national interest, food imports will only be conducted by the central government or through a one-door system," Deputy Agriculture Minister Rusman Heriawan said here on Tuesday.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"So, in the national interest, food imports can only be conducted through the one-door system," he said.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The change was necessary to prevent regional governments with huge revenues from conducting the imports by themselves.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Through the one-door system, rich regions are expected to develop their agriculture products, he said.</p>

 

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