A0deploy CLI import is not working as expected and throws error

Problem statement

When trying to import client applications to QA from Dev Tenant, I received the below error:

2024-04-19T05:30:39.729Z - error: Problem running command import during stage processChanges when processing type emailProvider
2024-04-19T05:30:39.729Z - error: Payload validation error: 'Too few properties defined (0), minimum 1' on property credentials (Credentials required to use the provider).

Here are the steps I took:

Exported all dev tenant client applications.
Updated the tenant.yaml to import to the QA tenant.
Created a correct config.json file for the QA tenant.
Ran command a0deploy import --config_file=config.json --input_file tenant.yaml in the correct directory.