The British imposed acts on the colonial trade being, (1) The Navigation Act (1651), (2) The Navigation Act (1660), (3)Staple Act (1663), (4)Plantation Duty Act (1673), (5) Navigation Act (1696), (6) Woolens Act (1699), (7) Hat Act (1732), (8) Molasses Act (1733). These acts (1) Eliminated dutch competition, required goods to be carried on English or colonial ships, and regulated that half the crew of any ship needs to be ½ English. (2) Required all colonial trade to be done on English ships, Required that master and ¾ crew be English, created list of enumerated goods. (3) Required all European goods to first go through England before reaching the colonies. (4) Attempted to reduce smuggling, Required captains to post bond that they would deliver enumerated good to England. (5) Plugged loopholes in previous laws, created courts to enforce trade regulations. (6) Prevented the export of woolen cloth. (7) Prevented export of hats. (8) placed high tax on the French west Indian and the other foreign molasses imported into the colonies to encourage importation of British west Indian molasses.