The final non-import agreements in 1774 were initiated by the Continental Congress, which founded the Continental Federation. The NON-EXPORT AGREEMENTS were a series of trade restrictions introduced by American settlers to protest British tax policies before the American Revolution. The British Stamp Act of 1765 triggered the first non-import agreements. In protest at unsalpresented taxation, New York merchants collectively agreed to impose an embargo on British imports until Parliament lifted the stamp tax, and they persuaded merchants in Boston and Philadelphia to do the same. Under pressure from British exporters who lost business, Parliament repealed the Stamp Act within a year.