Santa's come early for some farmers as provisions of the free trade agreement with Taiwan kick off earlier than expected.
Horticulture Export Authority chief executive Simon Hegarty says that as of 1 December tariffs on some key fruit and vegetables applied by Taiwan will either come off completely or be significantly reduced.
"It's a very good outcome in terms of the timeframes," says Mr Hegarty. "We're just about to start our export season, kicking off with cherries".
As of December the 20% tariff currently applied to apples will dissapear as will the 7.4% tariff on cherries.
More than 40% of all New Zealand's exported cherries are sent to Taiwan.
And kiwifruit's 20% tariff will start a gradual three year decline - and will be gone by December 1, 2016.
Sheep and beef farmers will also see better returns from Taiwan - it's tariffs on beef will be gone by 2015 and sheepmeat by 2017.
In 2012, New Zealand exported $208 million of sheep and beef to Taiwan and paid $18 million in tariffs.