VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA — During the Eastern Economic Forum Sept. 3-5, Primorye Governor Vladimir Miklushevsky, and representatives from the Russian-Israeli joint venture "Biotehmarket” signed an agreement to establish a wholesale distribution center for agricultural products.

The food hub in Primorsky Krai, Russia is supposed to provide more food to meet the region's needs, and to reduce overall food prices. Primorsky Krai will become a part of the interregional network of wholesale distribution centers for agricultural products.

The center will be divided into warehouses, and industrial and commercial zones. Warehouses will occupy about 60% of the area. Specially equipped sites will be designed for storing fruit, vegetables, potatoes, meat, fish and other products. The industrial zone is to be designed for primary processing and packing.

Ukraine also is looking to establish a distribution center for exports to the U.S. If this structure is created in the U.S. with the participation of Ukrainian and American investors, it can be used to create a trade network and communication, Ukrainian officials said. The system could then effectively address organizational issues and coordinate trade policies.