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Would it be feasible to reuse existing terms in a vocabulary instead of creating a new term with the same name ???
Indeed, if the vocabulary used by NAT already contains term, when sync is performed, instead of reusing the existing terms, it just adds new terms with the same name. As a consequence, you end up having 2 "foo" terms in the vocabulary, one that existed before the association, and the one created by NAT.