I saw a video about this , one reason is that Romania is using its production for their own military , because of recent problems in the Middle East , they are small countries , so they probably dont have all that many arms manufacturers in country to begin with . Dont know if thats true , but it makes sense . If so , its only a temporary thing if that is the case . It might be like the Ukraine war scare , in the sense that we were worried that all the cheap Russian ammo would dry up . That didnt happen , and funny thing about that is , if it was covered by sanctions , we would still get it , as they have factories in Ukraine . The Guvmit supports the Ukraine side , so the same ammo is technically a Ukrainian product , even tho the factories are owned by Russians . I have some Brown Bear ammo for the AK , and its the same box , some say “made in Russia ” others say ” made in Ukraine “. Hopefully that is true and they will begin exports of AKs again in a few months . If it is true , dont go buy a WASR for more than you would BEFORE this got out .