I can truthfully say, when I was in international trade, it was worthless to stop by an Embassy and try and get information on that country for specific merchandise or information. Our Embassies are only for appearance sake. It is useless as far as getting any kind of help or assistance. Foreigners know our country better than we do when dealing in business. They do their research. It was a real pleasure working with the Germans as they are very professional and business like. The British were the most impossible to deal with. But as far as American Embassies, don't waste your time. You will not get any help at all. You are on your own!