This has led to a diversity of cross-border payment procedures.
Before the introduction of the euro, each country developed its own models and practices for cashless payments.
This Agreement does not impose any obligation on the ECB and national central banks to include the financial instruments of the Principality of Andorra in the list(s) of securities eligible for monetary policy operations of the Eurosystem.
A Joint Committee composed of representatives of the Principality of Andorra and of the European Union should be established in order to examine the application of this Agreement, decide the annual ceiling for coin issuance and assess the measures taken by the Principality of Andorra for implementing relevant EU legislation.
The Principality of Andorra will thus have the right to issue euro coins and the obligation to grant legal tender status euro banknotes and coins issued by the Eurosystem and the Member States which have adopted the euro.
The Principality of Andorra should ensure that European Union rules on banknotes and coins denominated in euros — including those related to the protection of the euro against counterfeiting — are applicable within its territory.