I would love to see this flashlight!
OK simplification time.
So some folks in the USA won't export anything even if it's uncontrolled if they have items in their supply chain that are. Let's take Optics Planet for example. Prying anything out of their hands is an epic task.
They have so much controlled goods that if the human element (guy at the shipping desk) slaps a ship to Canada label on a box with an optic instead of the flashlight you ordered and the Commerce dept. gets wind of it they get it in the ass.
Now you can argue that they're loosing customers this way and they may be but they also have the worlds larges captive audience for the stuff they sell so they don't really care.
The post script to this is that just about anything you want is going to turn up in the classifieds section here.
Airsoft, where nothing is hurt but feelings.