For generations people who lived outside of the United States longed for the opportunity to shop in the world’s greatest marketplace. But for so long you had to either travel there or know someone who lived in the USA to take advantage of everything the US market had to offer.
But with the invention of the Internet, the world got smaller and people could communicate with people from other parts of the world as easily as if they lived next door. And this closeness included being able to shop with merchants from other countries without actually having to travel there.
This all seems well and good until you find out that the merchant you want to shop with does not ship products to your country, either by preference or because of the law. And this is particularly true of the United States.