Argentina’s National Health Service and Food Quality (Senasa) has been notified by Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the USDA of authorization to export eggs to the United States.

Senasa said this authorization is recognition of the high health status of the country’s poultry, which are free of avian influenza and Newcastle disease. The U.S. egg supply has been down due to the avian influenza outbreak.

So far in 2015, Argentina has exported 1,832 tons of shell eggs and egg products.

There are around 1,100 egg producers in Argentina, according to Arnaud Seyman of Global ITM Consulting Group. He was invited by Bretagne Commerce International of France recently to describe the current agricultural situation in Argentina, according to a report in the French poultry magazine, Filières Avicoles.

Latest data from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s statistics agency, FAOSTAT, reveal that in 2013, Argentina produced almost 10.37 billion or 539,180 metric tons of eggs in shell. In 2012, exports amounted to 538 metric tons of eggs in shell and 3,784 metric tons of dried egg products.