What was the purpose of the 1696 Navigation Act?

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The Navigation Act of 1660 and the Staples Act of 1663, also called the Act for the Encouragement of Trade, required all European goods bound for the Colonies to be shipped through England first. The goods would be unloaded, inspected all duties paid and reloaded on English vessels. Imports of commodities such as sugar and tobacco had to be landed, and tax paid before being sent on to other countries. This increased costs and shipping times.

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The Navigation Acts were passed by the English Parliament in the seventeenth century. The Acts were originally aimed at excluding the Dutch from the profits made by English trade.

The Navigation Acts of 1660 and 1696 restricted American trade in the following ways;

1. Only British ships could transport imported and exported goods from the colonies.

2. The only people who were allowed to trade with the colonies had to be British citizens.

3. Commodities such as sugar, tobacco, and cotton wool which were produced in the colonies could be exported only to British ports.

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to establish duties, or taxes, on items exported to the colonies i think not sure

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