Trade with France Act 1688

The Trade with France Act 1688 (1 Will. & Mar. c. 34) was an Act passed by the Parliament of England which prohibited all trade and commerce with France, effective 24 August 1689 and in force for three years.[1] Passage had followed the accession of William III and Mary II, and after their declaration of war against France on 17 May 1689 (O.S.). The act expired in 1692 with the Nine Years' War still raging, and it was renewed.[2]


  1. ^ An Act for Prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France.
  2. ^ W. J. Ashley, Surveys: Historic and Economic (New York: Augustus M. Kelley, 1966), p. 283.