Non Importation Agreement Definition

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. After Parliament introduced import tariffs in June-July 1767, settlers implemented an uneven second round of non-import agreements. Boston immediately resumed its embargo on British imports, and New York followed in 1768. But Philadelphia did not sign the idea until 1769, after stocking up imports. Traders in the South refused to cooperate and smuggling was said to have taken place everywhere. In 1770, the embargo began to weigh on British exporters as international tensions intensified in Europe. Parliament has lifted the townshend tariffs on all goods except tea. Traders and traders in the city of Boston have taken into account the deplorable situation of trade and the many difficulties in which it currently works, due to the shortage of money that is increasing every day for lack of money to alleviate our debt in Britain and the large sums that officials have received with tariffs on imported goods; high taxes levied to pay off debts incurred by the government at the end of the war; embarrassments and restrictions on trade by several late parliamentary acts; with the poor success of our cod fishery, which aims to significantly reduce our main sources of activity, which has enabled us to pay the debts we owe to British traders and to continue importing goods from that country; We subscribers, to relieve trade under these discouragements, promote industry, austerity and the economy and create luxury and all kinds of extravagance, we promise and commit as follows: Boston merchants and traders have reduced their imports of British products by almost half.