41:20 in the YouTube video for the PBS NewsHour full episode March 13, 2019 it is reported that some asbestos mined in Russia destined for the US bears a stamp of US president Donald Trump's face.
It mostly comes from Brazil, but in 2017 that country banned the mineral, as have more than sixty other nations. As Brazil winds down production, asbestos imports will increasingly come from Russia; some shipments are stamped with the seal of the president’s face, along with the words “Approved by Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States."
Why is this done? Is this just some local workers having a bit of fun, or does this represent some official approval process or shipping requirement?
Relevant is some information a little earlier, around
So in 2016 Congress and the Obama administration enacted an updated Toxic Substances Control Act. The idea, give the EPA more teeth to regulate asbestos, and other hazardous chemicals that remain in the environment.