John E. Verbeten
Director, Division of Import Operations Office of Enforcement and Import Operations, US Food & Drug Administration

John E. Verbeten
John Verbeten is the Director of FDA’s Division of Import Operations. His team provides leadership, instruction, and support for all aspects of FDA’s import operations, including investigation and enforcement activities, interagency collaboration, IT systems development, and management of FDA’s Import Alert program. Throughout his 27 years with the FDA, he has specialized in import operations. As a staff member and manager in the Division of Import Operations since 2004, Verbeten has been integral to issuance and maintenance of instruction to the field including Regulatory Procedures and Investigations Operations; development of import procedures for FDA field offices and headquarters; development of new regulatory/statutory programs, and training of FDA staff on all aspects of FDA’s import operations. He has been heavily involved in issues related to imported pharmaceuticals, International Mail Facilities, and in issues specifically dealing with US Customs and Border Protection laws, regulations, and procedures.