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). The Ships Classification Malaysia (SCM)
became the member of the Association on 7 November 2017.