Tate & Lyle and the Fiji Sugar Corporation have an agreement on the long-term supply of raw sugar for preferential import into the EU.

The contract for the supply of up to 300,000 tonnes of sugar per year will run until 2015.

"This is a positive move for our European sugar business and follows recent announcements such as the switch of the UK retail brand to Fairtrade; investment in renewable energy technology at our Thames Refinery; and investments in Lao and Italy," said Ian Bacon, Tate & Lyle Sugars CEO

Tate & Lyle and FSC have had long-term supply agreements since 1975.