The Association of Asian Classification Societies (ACS) was formalized in Bali, Indonesia
on 1 February 2010 by 6 Asian classification societies, i.e., Biro Klassifikasi Indonesia(BKI),
China Clasification Society (CCS), Indian Register of Shipping (IRS), Korean Register (KR),
Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK) and Vietnam Register (VR). Ships Classification Malaysia (SCM)
became a member of the Association on 7 November 2017, and Emirates Classification
Society(TASNEEF) became a member of the Association on 10 November 2021.