Ha Ha - Trapper, which foreign countries are you talking about? I am in Europe - Germany, I cannot tell you how frustrating it is to get supplements. I usually have to have them shipped, very expensively, from the UK. The US, when it comes to cheap, easy access to products, materials, ingredients of any kind is a paradise in that respect. There are many things I do not miss about America these days, but easy and cheap access to materials, etc. is something I really miss. And, it is not just Germany or Europe where it is difficult.
The many things that are cheap and available in the US that I want and cannot get here, I have to order and have them sent to a friend in the US who then has to repackage it and then send to me here privately so it does not get stopped, held up at Customs and extra charges applied. Major pain in the ass!! Recently, I ordered a particular very absorbable kind of Magnesium, had it sent to a friend who was on his way here. Unfortunately, he had it in his carry on and it was a liquid so, confiscated at the airport. My loss - $100.