Second non-import agreementsThe second non-import agreements in 1767 were triggered by the Townshend Acts, which imposed taxes on British imports into America, including paint, paper, lead, glass and tea. In protest of the new taxes, Boston immediately reinstated its embargo on British imports. New York followed in 1768 and Philadelphia in 1769 after stocking imports. Traders in the southern colonies did not accede to the embargo. Smuggling of goods into colonies other than Great Britain has become a common practice, referring to the De Gaspee case. British exports were again severely affected and pressure again forced Parliament to lift townshend tariffs on all raw materials except tea. In response to the non-import Boston agreement, Parliament finally struck down the Townshend Revenue Act taxes on all products except tea. The non-import agreements of the years leading up to the American Revolution were an effective tactic to protest British policy and put the Boston Patriots first and demonstrate to other colonies the potential for joint action. Following the successful boycott that Boston launched in 1768 with the Boston non-Import Agreement, the First Continental Congress of 1774 would pass a colonial ban on all trade with Great Britain.
Final non-import agreementsThe final non-import agreements in 1774 were initiated by the Continental Congress, which founded the Continental Federation. August 1768 was a formal collective decision of Boston-based traders and traders not to import or export goods to the UNITED Kingdom. The agreement, essentially a boycott, was a series of agreed trade restrictions introduced by the settlers with regard to trade with the metropolis. The choice of agreement came as a means of protesting and protesting against the Townshend Revenue Act 1767. According to the Townshend Revenue Act, a tax was to be paid for the purchase of glass, lead, oil, paint, paper and tea. The non-import Boston Agreement was one of the most effective means of colonial resistance to British politics in the years leading up to the American Revolution. Another similar tactic was used in Boston and the colonies five years later to protest the Tea Act, with the British East India Company`s tea boycott culminating in the Boston Tea Party. Other U.S.
cities have implemented similar non-import agreements to oppose the unpopular British policy. The use of raw materials, goods produced in the colonies and Yankee ingenuity were commonplace. Meanwhile, the American colonies experimented with the idea of being self-sufficient and not relying on the metropolis.