"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.
"So, in the national interest, food imports can only be conducted through the one-door system," he said.
The change was necessary to prevent regional governments with huge revenues from conducting the imports by themselves.
Through the one-door system, rich regions are expected to develop their agriculture products, he said.(*)