What did the Nonimportation Agreement do?

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Apr 2, 2016

The Nonimportation Agreement was a collective decision among Boston merchants and traders not to do trade with Britain.


Signed in August of 1768, the idea behind the agreement was to combat Britain's new taxes and to place economic pressure on Britain.
The impact of the agreement was very significant. British merchants and traders lost huge amounts of money and goods, and Britain was economically weakened. The agreement concluded when the new taxes were repealed.