The agreement provides that a person who is self-employed in either the United States
or Switzerland and who is a resident of one of the two countries will be covered only
by the country in which he or she resides.
Since this rule applies only to U.S. or Swiss residents, it would not affect a dually
covered worker who resides in a third country (e.g., a self-employed U.S. citizen
who works in Switzerland but resides in France). For this reason, the special exception
provision of the agreement will be used to eliminate dual coverage for such a worker
(see RS 02001.180).