SOURCE: China Direct Trading Corp.

April 20, 2006 07:30 ET

China Direct Begins Roof Tile Assembly Testing

COOPER CITY, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 20, 2006 -- China Direct Trading Corporation (OTC BB: CHDT), a public trading company sourcing and selling Chinese-manufactured products to meet North American market needs, today announced that it has received the Chinese-made clay roofing tiles to be sold by its Overseas Building Supply, LLC (OBS) subsidiary that will be used for the final assembly testing required for Dade County approval, and that the tile roof assembly test process has begun.

The final assembly testing procedure involves erecting small mock-up roofs to show how the tiles are installed using the three most commonly used methods: nails, mortar and foam. China Direct will work with testing firm IRT throughout the test assembly process. IRT has previously determined through rigorous testing that OBS tiles surpassed the basic physical requirements for compression, permeability and absorption required for Dade County code approval.

OBS anticipates final submittal of the assembly testing results by the end of April 2006 and to be able to ship product in June 2006. Upon regulatory approval, OBS can deliver up to 2.5 million tiles per month at an average price of $2.00 each.

About China Direct:

China Direct (www.chdt.us) is a holding company engaged through its operating subsidiaries in the following business lines: Overseas Building Supply (OBS) is engaged in manufacturing, distribution and logistics of building materials including but not limited to generators, roof tiles, interior doors, and insulation materials. CPS, (www.completepower247.com) is a majority-owned subsidiary engaged in a turnkey solutions for standby commercial and residential power generation. Souvenir Direct Inc. (SDI) (www.souvenirdirect.com) is engaged in product development, manufacturing, distribution, logistics and product placement into mass retail of souvenir and gift items in 29 countries. None of the web site URLs listed in this press release are incorporated into or are part of this press release.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release, including the financial information that follows, contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on China Direct's and its subsidiaries' managements' current expectations and assumptions, and involve risks and uncertainties. Such expectations and assumptions may prove to be faulty or incorrect. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated results set forth in the statements. The forward-looking statements may include statements regarding consumer demand, product orders, product development, product potential or financial performance. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed, and actual results may differ materially from those projected. China Direct undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Forward-looking statements in this press release and risks associated with any investment in China Direct, which is a "penny stock" company, should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that affect our business, particularly those mentioned in the cautionary statements in current and future China Direct SEC Filings, which statements we incorporate by reference herein.

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