Internet access is available only through the national telephone company, SOM (Andorra Telecom). The Andorran government has scheduled the end of copper-based lines by the end of 2016 in the whole country, starting with the capital, Andorra la Vella, and other main urban areas by June 2016.
The main income sources for Andorran economy are tourism, retail sales, and banking, representing more than three-quarters of its GDP. Having a duty-free policy for some retail products and being a popular winter resort in the Pyrenees has led millions of shopping-oriented tourists and sport lovers to visit this small country annually. Andorra’s comparative advantage as a tax haven has been curtailed by recent financial scandals, and its bank secrecy laws have been relaxed under pressure from the EU and OECD. Most food has to be imported, making the economy vulnerable to changes in fuel and food prices. Manufacturing exports consist mainly of perfumes, cosmetic products, electrical machinery and equipment, clothing, tobacco products, and furniture. Andorra is a member of the EU Customs Union and uses the euro in internal monetary operations, being therefore subject, in actual practice if not by EU regulations, to the monetary policy of the European Central Bank.