(10) If a merchant, trader or other person imports goods or goods after the first day of December and before the first day of the following February, the owner`s choice must be immediately delivered or delivered to the committee of the country or city where they are to be imported and stored at the importer`s risk until the non-import agreement is terminated or sold under instruction. Committee. And in the latter case, the owner or owner of such goods will be reimbursed for the sale the first fees and expenses, the profit, if any, for the relief and employment of the so poor inhabitants of the city of Boston, as the immediate suffering is applied by the bill of the Port of Boston; and a special account of all goods thus returned, stored or sold that are inserted into public documents. And if goods or goods after the first day of February in question, the same should be returned immediately without breaking any of the packages. 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. This experience would be invaluable, because in a few years during the revolution, the British Royal Navy would blockade the American coast and close many major port cities. In the non-import agreement in Boston, traders and traders agreed to boycott goods under the Townshend Revenue Act until taxes on those goods were lifted. Some critical products have been excluded from the boycott, such as salt, hemp and duck cloths. Smuggling was widespread. This was a direct violation of the Navigation Act.

Almost all American communities have benefited or participated in the smuggling of illicit goods purchased by Dutch, French and Spanish traders.