So as most of you know us Canadians can't have anything AK, unless we are really old and had them back before they became prohibited (ie grandfathered). The exception to that is the Valmet M78 and Valmet Hunter. Don't ask why, on theories exist but the answer isn't known.
We can get the SKS, and the vz58s, and SVT40s, and vz52s (and maybe the RPD but that one is still on the fence with our bureaucrats)...
But as of two days ago, those bureaucrats told us that the Type 81 isn't an AK in their eyes, and as such it is good to go for import and sale!!!
I figured there would be some interested/jealous types quite intrigued by this turn of events. Importers are saying 6 to 8 months before they start arriving. The rifle version first, either in 17.4 inch barrels or 18.6 inch barrels (Canadian length for non-SBR type of thing, we call it Non-Restricted) and LMG looking versions down the road.