The Ministry of Trade issued import permits industrial raw rice and rice for specific purposes as much as 229,488 tonnes in 2015. The rice import license is intended to import steamed rice, broken rice 100 percent, 100 percent broken glutinous rice and japonica rice.
"Imported rice can still be implemented only for certain types not produced or inadequate production of the country," said Trade Minister Rachmat Gobel in a working meeting of the Ministry of Trade together with Commission VI of DPR in Parliament, Tuesday night June 9, 2015.
That Rice, further Rachmat, a rice for industrial raw materials, namely 100 percent broken rice, glutinous rice broken 100 percent, and rice japonica. There are also rice for specific purposes, namely glutinous rice, japonica rice, thai hom mali rice, basmati rice, and special rice.
According to the Ministry of Trade, certain types of rice import permits as much as 229,488 tonnes consisted of:
- Special rice for diabetics as much as 50 tons of which is the recommendation of the Ministry of Agriculture.
- 100 percent broken rice to the recommendation of the Ministry of Industry as much as 153,488 tonnes to Eleven Importer Producers (IP) with the realization of 96,362 tons or 62.78 percent.
- Broken glutinous rice 100 percent with the recommendations of the Ministry of Industry of 75,910 tonnes to six IP with the realization of 32,850 tons or 43.27 percent.
- Japonica rice with the recommendation of the Ministry of Industry of 40 tons to one IP and there is no realization for these types of rice.
Rachmat said, the Ministry of Trade has not issued approval to import rice for specific purposes, such as basmati rice, glutinous intact, and thai hom mali (jasmine rice).
"The Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Agriculture are still evaluating the import of rice for specific purposes," he said. (Viva.co.id)