BBQ Import & Export
ProSmoke Logistics can import anything from anywhere, also export to any destination.
Examples of services we offer, for various scenarios:
- BBQ is your hobby and you absolutely want that offset smoker from the USA, simply email us, we make contact with your supplier and arrange everything from freight, export documentation, to import clearance and VAT.
You pay one price to get it to your door.
- You're a BBQ catering company that want to import a 1000 gallon primitive pits offset smoker, Lone star grillz cabinet smoker, whatever. You're VAT registered but don't know what's required from a tax point of view to import, we can handle all this, you pay one price and we help you claim the VAT back when it lands here in the UK.
- Located outside the UK but still in Europe, no problems, we can ship direct to you from the supplier, we don't need to ever see the item, but can handle the paperwork and payment.
Our service also includes paying the foreign currency to the supplier, you can pay us GBP, we then convert and pay the charge in the local currency through our broker.
All items are covered by our ''goods in transit'' insurance, if there is damage or loss at any point of the chain you're covered for the full amount.
Here's an example of cost involved:
The smoker you're looking at is $3,000.00.
We first convert that back to GBP, the rate is variable but as an example lets us an exchange rate of 1.20, that means we perform the following calculation:
3,000 / 1.2 = £2,500
something like a cabinet smoker sits nicely on 1 pallet, but is over 1m high, so shipping for a 1 off import could be around £790.
£2,500 + £790 = £3,290.00 Ex VAT
If you are an individual and not a company we then need to add 20% to this figure, anything coming into the UK for sale must have 20% VAT added (unless you are limited company that can claim this item as a company assets, in which case you pay the Ex VAT price)
£3,290.00 + 20% = £3,948.00
That $3,000 smoker could cost you around £4,000.00 once landed.
These workings are obviously a moving target, but give you an idea of what's involved, we can quote these figures on the fly if needed.
Smokers we have imported:
We're big fans of the offset smoker thanks to Aaron Franklin. From the first read of his book 'Meat Smoking Manifesto'' we were hooked.
We've been fortunate enough to secure one of his pits from the first production run, this won't be for sale, but you will be able to see it in use at any of our demo's, social media and shop.
If do you manage to get one of his smokers, we can of course help you import it.
Primitive Pits / Workhorse Smokers
Shirley Fabrication - These will be a stock item from September 2021