Solo: A Star Wars Story writer Jon Kasdan implied on Twitter that the spin-off took a little jab at the Prequel Trilogy:
“Is Qi’ra made-up job title, “Assistant to the Vice Admiral of Trade Route Allocation and Monetization” a good-natured poke at some of the more confusing bits of exposition in previous SW adventures ? Of course not, we take all this shit very seriously.”
For some reason, many fans were outraged that George Lucas had included words like “trade routes” or “trade federation” in the Star Wars Prequels. Those strange people decided it was a rape of their childhood or something like that.