Trade talks with the European Union have commenced this week with Trade Minister David Parker describing the agreement as "one of the best trade deals yet".
With an estimated potential worth of $20 billion to New Zealand alone, Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmstrom will visit in June to launch the process officially.
Former New Zealand trade negotiator Charles Finney joined Rural Exchange to offer some insight into the negotiations.
New Zealand's current trade environment is over 30 years old, so Mr Finney believes an updated agreement post-Brexit will benefit New Zealand greatly.
He also touched on the issue of imported pork flooding the New Zealand market.
Watch the full interview with Charles Finney above.