I am an American with residence in Costa Rica. I own a company that sells occupational safety products to customers within CR. Currently, we purchase our products for resell from CR vendors (except a small amout purchased in Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama). We are often at a competitive disadvantage as our vendors are also often competitors. That said, we want to start buying products directly from US manufacturers or wholesalers. In CR there is no fine line from selling wholesale as oppossed to retail. My question is what legal hurdles would we encounter in hiring someone within the US to represent my company regarding contacting manufacturers or wholesalers to negotiate prices, shipping, etc., if any? Thank you in advance to anyone who can provide advice/assistance.