After years of negotiations, Tasmanian cherries will soon be allowed into mainland China.
New customs agreements may also pave the way for fruit producers in other states.
Lucy Gregg from Fruit Growers Tasmania says local cherry growers are excited about expanding into a market as large as mainland China.
She says production will have to increase to keep up with demand.
"This is a very exciting development," she said.
"Certainly probably down the track we'd be looking into berries into China as well.
"But the great advantage that we have is the fact we have area freedom from fruit fly and that does allow us to develop these protocols into these markets." Simon Boughey from Cherry Growers Australia hopes fruit from New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia will by allowed into China by 2014.
"There is great potential for our fruit, particularly something like cherries because you can pick it and pack it and get into the markets within two to three days runs or within about two weeks if we use in-transit treatment," he said.
"So with our greatest competitors in the southern hemisphere such as Chile and New Zealand we do have a competitive advantage.
The $120 million industry plans to grow exports by a third over the next five years.
Thailand is the next target market