An employee, employer, or self-employed person may request that a special exception
be granted so that a worker's coverage is assigned other than in accordance with the
normal coverage rules of the agreement. The exception must result in coverage under
the laws of either the United States or the Czech Republic, but not both, and both
countries must agree to the exception before it can be granted. If either country
does not agree with granting an exception, the worker's coverage is determined in
accordance with the applicable coverage rule of the agreement.