31 MAY 1930, Page 3

Empire Chambers of Commerce The twelfth Congress of the Federated

Chambers. of Commerce of the British Empire was opened on Monday by the Prince of Wales. There is perhaps a greater oppor- tunity for the Congress than ever before. In addition to resoluticifis in favour Of the penny post throughout the Empire, and the development of air comniunications- both highly important recommendations—there has been - some discussion on Empire. trade and Empire fiscal unity. :We hope that these two subjects may-be kept separate, and that the-line followed_ by the Congresi May be" rather that of Lord Iveagh (who referred first in his speech to the rationaliiation of industries on an IMperial basis) than that of Lord Meichett, whO Concen-: trated on tariN.