The chairman of India's Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has called on the government to move quickly in setting up bilateral trade agreements with the US and EU. AEPC chairman Raju Goenka said that exports of ready-made garments have been in decline since the beginning of this year as a result of the US slowdown, adding that unless India can establish zero import duty and a lifting of quota restrictions on ready-made garments it will find it difficult to defend its position.