The United States violated international regulations when it imposed tariffs on Chinese goods in 2018, the World Trade Organization has announced.
这里的impose表示“把...强加给；强制实行”等意思，强调的是“强制、强加”这个意思，常用的搭配就是impose something on/upon someone/something，比如：The government imposed high taxes on cigarettes.（政府对香烟施加重税）。The council has imposed a ban on alcohol in the city parks.（议会在城市公园里实行禁酒令）。你会注意到impose后面跟的一般都是tax、ban、fine等强制政策或惩罚手段。此外，这个短语还可以用来表示“把某人的想法强加在别人身上”，比如：I don't want to impose my will upon my child.（我不想把我的意愿强加在孩子身上）。
In a report released on Tuesday, a panel of WTO experts determined that the US did not have a satisfactory justification for placing tariffs on goods from China two years ago, in a move that escalated trade frictions between the two nations.
Calling the ruling made by a WTO expert panel "objective and fair," the spokesperson said it's a must for China to safeguard its legitimate rights and interests by resorting to the WTO dispute settlement mechanism to tackle the wrongful practices of the US unilateralism and trade protectionism. It also demonstrates China's firm determination to respect WTO rules and safeguard the authority of the multilateral trading system.
Noting that the multilateral trading system with the WTO at its core is the cornerstone of international trade, the spokesperson said China has always firmly supported and safeguarded the cornerstone and respected WTO rules and rulings.
China also hopes that the US side will fully respect the ruling of the WTO expert panel and the rules-based multilateral trading system, take concrete actions and work with China and other WTO members to jointly safeguard the multilateral trading system and promote stable and sound development of the world economy, the spokesperson said.
中美经贸磋商 China-US economic and trade consultations
互利共赢关系 beneficial and win-win relationship
经贸分歧和摩擦 differences and frictions on the economic and trade front
多边贸易体制 multilateral trading system